2. FREE soil composed of hay, cow manure, and whatever else was lying around. It was all super composted when we pick up a load, so no, there was no smell. We got it from an elderly lady that still lives on her farm. If you live by farm land, you could probably ask some of the farmers if you could get some dirt that was dug up for a pond or whater they would have lying around like it.
3. Bundle of wooden stakes-$8.99
4. 5 yards of fabric netting(in the fabric section, not the garden section) from Walmart- $5.99
5. 8 Tomato plants-$12.00
6. 8 Pepper plants-$8.00
7. Seeds for lettuce, spinach, beans-$8.00
8. 3Squash and 3 Zucchini-$6.50
9. FREE nails
10. FREE rope
11. FREE kite string
12. 1 1/2 bags of good top soil-$4.50
I think the box is about 8'x 5'or so, yeah, we were not real accurate, but it still worked just fine. I'm not sure what kind or size of wood was used, but when I find out, I will include that. Here is how I planted everything....
First, we loaded all the compost into the box and spread it all even, then we watered it really good. I really think that whatever kind of compost you can get for the cheapest price will work just fine also. This happened to be free, but the SFG that I had made earlier this spring was a whoppin $50.00 just for the compost that you are told to buy in the book, and it was only 4'x4'. So I was determined to find it MUCH cheaper, and I think free stuff is pretty cheap, don't you?
Next I got some a tape measure and some nails. I measured everything off by foot and screwed in a nail at every foot. After that, I got my kite string and wound it around all the "pegs" to make the grid.
Now that everything was measured properly, I started my planting. I put my pole beans, sugar snap peas along this edge so that they could climb up the trellis: