I have a bunch of pictures of the workbenches that I made during March and April 2009.  I know that I won’t be able to take the workbench with me when we move someday, so I intentionally used materials that I wouldn’t mind leaving behind.  The smaller bench was made for Beanie’s birthday in April.

Garden Gear: Building a Grow Frame

Last week I wrote about planting seeds in peat strips for our 2008 garden.  The night that we bought the seeds, trays, and planting strips, I spent a bunch of time on-line looking a seed catalogs and reading seed-starting tips (this is just our second year starting our own seeds in the early spring).  While searching for the best, most important, killer tip, I found a really cool lighted grow frame, meant to hold seed and plant trays, on the site of one of the seed companies.  However, not having $400 to spend on something meant to reduce my food costs, and reading several negative reviews about the particular item, I determined that I would try to save money by building my own frame.