We built this A-Frame garden because our homestead soil has failed us the last few years. This is a simple DIY project and a good opportunity to teach my daughter some building lessons. I designed this project in 3d using Google Sketchup. Those plans are free for you to use here. We also have a gravity fed rainwater setup from last year that can (with the help of 2 AA batteries and a RainWater Kit from Amazon) auto-water the garden on a set schedule for us! Because some people learn better by seeing, we also made a video (which was really fun) for this project. You can see it above.
This is a beginner level DIY project using some 2x2s and some PVC gutters. My 13 year old daughter (Katie) built almost this entire project herself (with just a bit of help from Dad). The setup is nice because we can position it where we want and Katie can own it 100%. Also our homestead garden failed the last few years. While we are amending our homestead garden soil we want to be 100% sure we grow a good crop this year and this will be a great help.
Sometimes people learn better via video, so Katie and I also created a video version of this project – take a look above.
The supplies needed for this project could be found at most large home improvement/hardware stores. We picked our supplies up at Menards.
- 8- 2x2x8 pressure treated boards
- 1- 2x6x8 pressure treated board (this will be cut down to 5 feet long not 8, so get shorter if you can find it. In our project we used cedar…