Thursday, April 29, 2010

365- #107-113 (Once upon a Garden)

After many years of dreaming of a garden, we finally have one.....

We decided to build a cinder-block garden (raised bed) for a few reasons....
1. b/c of all the roots from surrounding trees, it's very difficult to dig in our yard,
2. we can sit on the side of the bed to weed or harvest, and not kill our backs and knees in the process, and
3. we found a book that told us EXACTLY how to do every detail :)

Here's what we did...


first, we bought the cinder blocks and supplies, and found a location in our yard.


then we bought the dirt, sand and peatmoss,


next we laid the weed-barrier and began stacking the cinder blocks.


we built it 2 blocks high, which is perfect for sitting on comfortably.


The gardeners then got to work, filling it up...



We couldn't wait to start planting.


And here it is....our first garden!
It's filled with cucumber, tomatoe, cantaloupe, strawberries,
green beans, parsley, lemon thyme, and marigolds!!
On the end, in the pots, are mints and rosemary :)

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Nice work - and you'll be enjoying the benefits all summer!

Jenn said...

Woo hoo!! I know y'all are excited. I can't wait to see pics as it grows and produces yummy food for y'all. The girls will be loving that!

Cat said...

That's awesome! I wish we had more sun in our yard to plant fun stuff (not that I'd know what to do) haha! Can't wait to see the "fruit" :)

Tracy said...

Great job! I have a friend doing this this year too...

http://therowlandboys.wordpress.com/

Kathy C. said...

What a great idea!