But if DIY is your dream, here are a few guides that I think would be worth looking into before you begin. If you want to go smaller, EarthBox may be a better option for you.
One of my favorite authorities in all things home, Casasugar has a great map for building your own garden box. Sunset is also a good source. Lowe's has a step-by-step guide as well as videos to show you how to make a garden box from scratch.
I've already started the "garden" part. The succulents below are all transplants from my mom's garden 100 miles away. I love how easy it is to take them from one environment to another and the maintenance is minimal. I'm proud of my little babies below.
My mom pulled out a few of her baby tomato plants and I dragged my heels for a while before I put them in water until I could buy soil and a pot. I was amazed at how fast the limp leaves filled themselves with water and came back to life. I quickly planted them and last week, saw my first tomato! I am such a proud mommy!!
We purchased a lime tree (below) for our Coronas and a lemon tree for our lemonade.
Happy warm weekend! Now get out there and plant something!