Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vegetable Garden

Every since I can remember, my family has had a vegetable garden. I have wanted one of my own since we moved in our house but last year we moved in in May and we were past the planting time frame. 

I went to Home Depot the other day and picked up a couple pots and vegetable plants to start a small garden. I finished planting them and was so proud. My plan was to start off small and grow more and more each year. 

Chris saw how excited I was and said that he would build one a real garden for me. Nice! We have rabbits in our backyard so we needed an above ground garden. Off to Home Depot we went again!

Picking out the wood!

 Got all of the wood cut and making sure it all goes together the way it is suppose to.

 Had to move it to the backyard to finish putting it all together because it was really heavy.

Dogs supervising! 

Mixing the different kinds of dirt together. (This was a pain) 

Garden is in place and half way filled!!  

This is where we learned a lesson the hard way... we had filled the box with all of the dirt and then I thought about our sprinkler system. Our convo went a little something like this...

Me- I wonder where the sprinkler head is.
Chris- Why did you just know think of that?
Me- I don't know but maybe we should turn them on and check...

I did not take any pictures of this part because Chris and I were beyond annoyed that neither of us had thought of this before hand. Needless to say, the sprinkler head was right in the middle of the box and sprayed dirt ALL over the place when it came on. We had had enough for the day, ordered pizza, and went to bed! 

We woke up Sunday morning ready to figure out what we were going to do. We ended up removing all of the dirt, moving the box to a different spot in the yard, filling it again, and then planting the plants. Below is the final product & I love love love it!! 

We are growing green, red, and yellow bell peppers, okra, 2 kinds of jalapenos, cucumbers, and strawberries. I can't wait for them to start growing and producing! I will definitely post an update in a few weeks. 


Sonya said...

I love it! I'm so ready to start planting at our house but it needs to stay warm!

Leslie said...

This is so awesome!! I would love to have a veggie/herb garden in my back yard. Maybe one day :)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Looks GREAT!! Good luck with your peppers. This is my 3rd year doing them & I haven't had the best of luck with them, but I am determined to grow more than one pepper per plant this year! :)

Meg O. said...

Oh it looks awesome!! I love it!!

lori said...

your garden looks so good! i wish you could share your green thumb with me... i want to be good at that kind of thing... but I'm just not :( i kill pretty much every plant i buy.

LaynahRose said...

That is SO CUTE. Lucky your husband was so willing to do that for you :) Vegetables you grow yourself taste so much better than anything you can buy.