Monday, June 4, 2012

raised beds

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.

Almost there...

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!


meg- brown dirt said...

Yay! Looks great! I am so excited to see it all come to life!

Annie said...

I love it! I can see why you guys were worn out. That was a LOT of stuff to clear!

wendy@chezchloe said...

Holy crikey that was a load of work. Looks fantastic.... like a fresh canvas! Happy planting.

Angela said...

Wow...that looks great! You guys did an amazing job!

Joan Leonard said...

So this is where all those roasted radishes come from! Amazing. Lots of work. Is it still a lot of work or is it fun now with the harvesting?
Where is this? Is it in your front yard?