A few weeks back, I got a little bee in my bonnet (as usually happens every Spring) to have a project. I wanted to exercise my handy-woman-ness. So I decided to ignore the fact that I have a landlord to answer to, and build my own vegetable garden in front of my place.
I followed a really simple guideline from Sunset magazine, and in no time I had a not-terribly-fancy-yet-super-functional little raised bed.
...that I'm now happy to say is overflowing. Chard, squash, peppers, herbs, and tomatoes of many kinds abound, and soon so will my dinner parties.