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Hey, Midwest peeps, we’re entering the home stretch. 2 minute warning. Pretty soon, our yards will be nothing but a snow and ice covered wasteland and everything we hoped to do with them in preparation for next year will be wasted!

With that in mind, today I offer your this amazing pro-tip from Backyard Gardening, along with a tutorial on building a wicked simple raised bed system. This is entirely doable, even for those of us who are construction-challenged. I bet you could even get the helpful folks at the lumber yard to cut the boards to length – since I can’t cut straight (or evenly *ahem*), I always take that option.

They may even have some spare cardboard lying around!

Backyard Gardening: How to Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden out of Wood