Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Garden is IN!

My uncle picked up the wood and surprised me by building the garden box in my back yard. It is wonderful, beautiful and filled with love.

There are a few things I'd like to share with you about the process.

First...the box.
The corners are all bracketed and stable so there was no need to actually bury the wood in the soil. This means the garden is sitting up a little higher than it would have been, which is great for allowing the plants to grow deeper roots.

Second...the soil.
2 yards of soil was the perfect amount for the space. We took a lucky guess and it panned out perfectly. Spreading it out was a lot of work, but not nearly as tiring as pulling it off the back of the truck.

Third...the plants.

Serenity got to put the first plant in the garden. We chose a sunflower to decorate the back corner and it looks so cute. We placed them sporadically around the garden just to give it some color and height.

After that we went through and gave a nice little layout to the other plants - trying to follow the planting guidelines as close as possible.

And the good news is...it appears that all were strong enough to survive transplant. I can't wait to see them grow.

Up Next...
1. I'm still looking for another spot in the yard to put my acorn squash and start some pumpkin.

2. I'm buying seeds to add a couple more things here and there.

3. I'll hopefully post a picture of the entire garden on here tomorrow :)

1 comment:

  1. Jamie, your right on target! Remember that pumpkins and squash need ALOT of space to grow.
    Did you plant some herbs like parsley, basil and tarragon -- I did and it is great cooking with fresh. Good Job! Love, Aunt Elaine