With our 2008 Stimulus Check in hand, we went to a nearby Lumber shop and purchased the wood and hard-ware for our raised beds. My Husband determined we could fit three large beds against the West facing side of the house which regularly gets blasted with sun in the summer. Perfect for the crops we wanted to plant: tomatoes, squashes, and peppers! For two weekends in a row, we worked on clearing away grass and weeds, and dug post holes into the ground.
Once the beds were constructed, we had dirt delivered and we went to work filling them up and planning where the crops would go.
My husband took four days of vacation time to complete the beds, but once they were completed we were thrilled with the results.