Joe and I have a whole bunch of home projects scheduled for this summer and the first one was completed last weekend.
I am happy to say that we have our very first vegetable garden! Woo hoo!
Now I just have to make sure I don't kill everything. I have never been awesome with plants so, to give myself the best chance of success, I enlisted the help of Meg Brown, edible garden specialist and owner of Brown Dirt. She helped Joe and I develop a plan, drew us a color-coded map of what to plant where, and gave us a very thorough list of instructions on how to maintain and harvest our future bounty.
Check out the before & after pics below.
Note the overgrown craziness. That sure was fun to rip out. NOT.
(Oh, and please ignore the ugly chain-link fence. It's our neighbor's, and we plan on hiding/covering/replacing it as soon as possible.)
After a bajillion hours of backbreaking labor, we finally had a cleared space.
Joe building the raised beds.
Ta da! It looks sparse now but, trust me, there are a lot of seeds planted and I am hoping for some great results. Wish me luck!