Monday, May 16

My New Garden

Garden Beginnings
It's that time of year again... the time where I become completely obsessed with and consumed by growing things.  We had garden boxes already waiting for us when we moved into our last house, which spawned my love for growing fruits and veggies, but this year I'm starting from complete scratch.  I don't mind, though.  It gives me a chance to really assess what I want from my raised beds and maybe streamline things a little better.  Here's a glimpse at where we started:

Garden Beginnings
Our backyard has a lot of gravel to create extra parking spots in the back.  My initial plan for this space was to rake out the gravel and plant grass to create more yard, but once I got a feel for where the sun hits our house throughout the day, this became the perfect space for the garden.  Plus, I don't even have to bother with the tedious task of getting rid of all these rocks.  Whew.

Garden Beginnings Garden Beginnings Garden Beginnings Johnny's definitely a trooper when it comes to stuff like this.  He built the boxes, sourced my dirt, and then shoveled it in for me.  #keeper

Garden Beginnings Garden Beginnings Garden Beginnings
Here is where the garden actually started coming together.  I got my seeds and baby plants into the ground as soon as the boxes were ready.  There is a chance we'll be adding one more raised bed, but these 6ft x 7ft boxes are doing a good job at holding quite a few plants!

Garden Beginnings Garden Beginnings Garden Beginnings
Now that my peas and beans have fully sprouted, we're working on building a trellis for vertical gardening.  I still need to add the netting, but pretty soon we'll have a great area for spaghetti squash, cucumbers, peas, and beans to reach for the sun!

Oh.  And as you can see, we don't have a fence on this side of the yard.  BUT!  Once my veggies start climbing, we'll get a little bonus privacy!

Here's a list of what I have planted so far:
-Bell Peppers
-Sweet Banana Peppers
-Hot Banana Peppers
-Better Boy Tomatoes
-Roma Tomatoes
-Curly Kale
-Head Lettuce
-Spaghetti Squash
-Zucchini Squash
-Snap Peas
-Pole Beans
-Brussels Sprouts
-Sweet Basil

I'll be back with a garden update in the coming weeks!  This is really my favorite hobby of the year!  xo.


  1. That's so beautiful, love it <3

    Tereza xx
    Cityscape Bliss Don't drink me!

  2. I always loved your garden posts so I'm so happy they're back! I'm so behind this year on my garden, but I just got SO much done this past weekend - I planted out all of my zucchini and tomato plants and sowed all the seeds for my french beans, peas, radish and potatoes! Hopefully it grows as well as last year!
    I can't wait to see how you use that vertical garden!
    xo April | April Everyday

    1. Yay! I'm so happy they're back, too! I love taking progress pics over the spring, summer, and fall. It feels so satisfying! Keep me posted on how your garden is coming along!

  3. How exciting! I wish I could have a garden

  4. Love it! Those boxes look great! I'm excited for my own garden. I built a trellis for my snow peas, but it wasn't quite strong enough and I broke it already :( I'm going to have to rebuild. I posted about it here:

    1. Ahhhh-- I love that you have a community garden! So cool for everyone!

  5. this looks beautiful! :)

    xoxo, rae

  6. This is so fun and you make it look easy! I can't wait to get out of the city and start a garden.

  7. I love it! Great alternative to having to get rid of the gravel -Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Studio Gear True Whipped Stain Gloss + Swatches

  8. So, I am the girl with the brown thumb. Any suggestions for a girl who kills everything? I want a garden so bad, but I don't know where to start.

  9. This looks so cute!

  10. I've always wanted to have my own garden!