After the boards and mismatched porch were ripped off...getting started!
Josh did most of the labor, so I made fun wine cork markers in the meantime :)
No rabbits in here!
Tied off & seeded...now if something will grow...Over the course of a weekend, we (meaning mostly Josh) did some double digging, built raised bed boards, and surrounded the beds with chicken wire fencing for the MILLION bunnies we have around here. That and groundhogs...They're everywhere!
The Sink FarmersWe replaced about 6 inches of the soil with equal parts compost, potting soil, and peat moss. Carefully mark each square foot, tie it off with string (leave that to the OCD Lori Beth among us), and you have square foot gardening! This year we decided to do some experimenting. We'll see what grows for us, and then next year we might have two squares of the more successful plants. We might have enough for a salad or two one day. I'd love to invite you over to share, but Josh is one and I'm two and it's a tiny garden. But we love it and it's enough to keep us malnourished for the summer season. ;)
The layout left: The layout right:
Marigold Cabbage Spinach garlic cauliflower marigold
Okra Carrot Lettuce onion broccoli brussel sprouts
Bush beans Lettuce lemon basil thyme dill
Snap peas Lettuce basil sage parsley
Pepper Squash Zucchini oregano mint chives
Pepper Cherry tom Cucumber tarragon rosemary cilantro
Marigold Marigold Sunflower sunflower marigold marigold
Here are the first two updates...with plants!
More pics to come with edibles, we hope!