We did it! We finally got our garden veggies planted last night! Mark built this beautiful raised bed over a month ago and we have just been waiting to find the best and most affordable way to fill it with good soil. We finally got a truckload in it yesterday. We planted mostly cool weather veggies, since we live here on the coast. We have a mesclun blend of greens in those first few rows, then some rainbow chard, a winter squash, a summer squash, a row of carrots, a row of beets, some broccoli, and sugar snap peas growing up the lattice against the far end of the wall! Fingers crossed that everything grows well. We had a very very small little garden in our last home....but this is my first real vegetable garden and I am so excited to see how it turns out. Man oh man, if we can get away with eating veggies only from here and not have to buy produce for a while, I will be so ecstatic! Lord willing, I am diligent to tend to it regularly with loving care!
And, now we are just waiting for an opportunity for more soil to fill the area to the right of the garden bed in which we can plant grass seed! Then, Vienne and I will have a little side yard to play in during the summer! Oh I do hope that this works out and that we can grow the grass quickly. Soil is so gosh darn expensive!
And, finally, we will finish this area off with a compost bin that Mark will build from scrap wood. Then I won't feel so guilty about throwing food scraps into the garbage and we will have compost for our garden!
This is how my garden is growing!