Monday, July 7, 2008

salad bar

admittedly i have a pretty sweet set up ~ a little bungalow, close to sand and sea. i have no room to even, sort of, complain.
but i'm going to for a second....
i have no yard. or more accurately, my yard is TINY. on top of it all, because the house was built on sand dunes, the only soil that i have, has been purchased and dumped. which means, after about 6 months, the ground becomes sand all over again. no bueno for planting a great veggie garden. but take a gander at what i found over at readymade.com. i LOVE this idea.....the raised salad bar. according to the directions found *here* one can whip one of these out~ for not a lot of cabbage {around $60.00}
and you know what's really awesome, it's dog proof.
if you do make one of these {and i want to see it, if you do} be sure to get some of these.... incredibly cute popsicle sticks, hand foil-stamped {by artist, kim jenkin} and used as plant labels.

13 comments:

Dianne said...

Oh you must plant a salad garden in your spare time!!!! LOL
It is a great idea though. My grandfather did this same type thing by turning cinder blocks on their side and filling them with dirt.( Not sure I spelled that right.) The dirt stayed, had no where to go and the blocks could be placed anywhere in the yard.

Courtney said...

LOVE!!! I also love the low garden boxes at Smith & Hawkins (could totally make your own). Although, can't promise the low ones are dog-proof.

Heck, even this tall one wouldn't be dog-proof for my beast!

simply seleta said...

Oh, brilliant. I also live at the beach with no yard. Since I've wanted to plant a mini flower or herb garden with the tots, I now have the perfect inspiration.

Thank you :: Thank you

Riley said...

We tried to build something similar this year, but we didn't use pre-treated wood, so it warped. The only bad thing with this set up is that you can't grow really big things like tomato plants or cantaloupe vines.

Also, make sure to not plant something that would be tasty for birds!! I never thought I'd have to worry about the birds!

Love your little house and little yard. I'd trade you in a second!

Cote de Texas said...

Aw, now she's a farmer! ohhhhh, such a cute little farmer, too!!!!

beachbungalow8 said...

oh i def. would need to pre treat. everything gets eaten by the sea air here.

joni- be-atch. i love you, but YES i do really want to grow my own food. see? you don't know me THAT well!

and diane, seriously, how do you know how crazy my days are? it's insane to think i'd actually get something like this done...unless for a client.

crabapple said...

Hi Megan-

I worked with Jon Traunfeld while he was designing these boxes...they are great. They work well for elderly and disabled people, as well as those that don't have much space for a garden.

They are dog proof as you mentioned as well, though one time we looked out the window and saw a groundhog sitting smack in the middle of one, gorging himself on fresh salad greens. Godd Times!

beachbungalow8 said...

oh, you're right, great for wheel chair bound people. and i'm sure we'd have opposums and raccoons pulling up a chair. but groundhogs? that's funny.

Poppy said...

Wish we could have a peek inside your bungalow!!

amber said...

your house it THE cutest!!

Jules said...

I have the same sand issues. It is very frustrating trying to get things to grow...we're finally trying to work with it and not try and plant things that need truckloads of soil put in first.

Rachel said...

Im a new visitor to you blog. LOVE IT :) happy creative and made me want to keep on reading......

Liz said...

Ok. That IS pretty cool!

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