I don't really have anything to report on the gardening front from this weekend, but I did do some garden related projects!
Saturday morning, I made a compost tumbler. I found a guy on craigslist selling 60 gallon food grade barrels with screw top lids a couple weeks ago and I picked one up to make my composter. I picked up the other materials I needed Saturday morning - pressure treated 2x4 lumber, some scrap pressure treated 1x6 decking, a 48" piece of black pipe, 2 end caps to fit the black pipe, and a 2' piece of PVC pipe (just large enough for the black pipe to fit in it). I'm not going to go step by step here, but basically I made a nice frame, drilled (in the barrel) a few 7/8" holes for the pipe, a few more in the bottom for "large" drain holes, and then a whole bunch of 3/8" air holes in the sides. Here's the finished product!
I've got it about half full of stuff right now - mostly green grass clippings, along with some twigs, leaves, crushed pinecones, stump grindings (aka sawdust) and some shredded cardboard and coffee grounds. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll have some nice compost!
Another weekend project that I did last night, using my 18 guage brad nailer was a deck planter. I'd gone to the hippie gardening store on Saturday because they sell cheap black nursery pots, and I wanted a BIG one. The largest they had was a 13.67 gallon pot, which cost about $5 - heck of a lot cheaper than anything Home Depot sells at a similar size, I can tell you that! Then I did head over to Home Depot for some wood. I had a picture in my head but no plans of any kind.
It actually turned out surprisingly well - not perfect, but I'm no carpenter! Here is is:
It still needs to be painted (the white stuff was pre-primed), but overall I think it turned out pretty nice!