Perk #1 to planting a vegetable garden:
(Hopefully) I'll have lots of yummy, fresh food to eat this summer!
Perk # 2 to planting a vegetable garden:
I got to be outside with my husband all afternoon on a beautiful day!
Perk # 3 to planting a vegetable garden:
One more thing to cross off my 30 before 30 list!
We started with these...
|Best Basic-to-advanced gardening book! Favorite part: LOTS of pictures on every page!|
Here's a before shot of our garden area:
Then we added a stone border, tilled some soil, and put topsoil on top of that:
And finally, voila!
|Notice the small shrine Phil built around his blackberry bush in the back of the picture. And yes, I realize the bed is slightly crooked. I'm blaming the bend in the grass.|
It took a little over three hours from start to finish, not including time at Lowe's, and we planted:
bush beans (the only seeds we planted--hence, what looks like a blank area)
green & red bell peppers
We'll see how well they do. Worst case scenario: the veggies fail and I end up with a nice flower bed on the side of my house. Best case scenario: the veggies thrive and I get to eat them and share with friends! It's a win-win.