Monday, May 16
My New Garden
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:
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.
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
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!
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:
-Sweet Banana Peppers
-Hot Banana Peppers
-Better Boy Tomatoes
I'll be back with a garden update in the coming weeks! This is really my favorite hobby of the year! xo.