how does your garden grow?

We’ve talked about wanting to have an herb, veggie, and fruit garden for years, but just never really pulled the plan together…  Now that we’re trying to focus more on whole foods for our diet, we made it a priority project. 

We had some lumber already, so Erik started building the frame in our garage.  He built two layers and then fastened them together with boards on the interior.  I wish I had gotten pictures of the process because it was kinda cool and he looked like such a hot handy-man while he was putting everything together.

We carried the frame into the backyard and spent about 30 minutes debating the location and angle of it until we finally got it settled.  Then we made our trip to Lowes to get (a) weed block for the bottom (b) cheap topsoil for the base (c) organic fertilizer (d) organic  topsoil (e) seeds: basil, cilantro, 3 kinds of tomatoes, green beans, and blackberries (f) a fun garden flag that says “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”. 

Isn’t it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?

So… how does YOUR garden grow?  Do you have one and if so, what are you growing this year?

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4 Responses to how does your garden grow?

  1. Jen D says:

    i have rosemary. A LOT of rosemary. a giant bush o’ rosemary. i had basil, but it died. i shall be replacing it soon! i love having fresh herbs available to me at all times!

  2. Jen says:

    oh! and your garden really is super cute! (i got all caught up in the excitement of my rosemary and forgot to say that!)

  3. Heather says:

    This year we’re finally pulling together the ‘family’ garden project that we’ve discussed for 3 years. The garden at my grandfather’s house (the entire lot next to his house) has been plowed and it will be worked by him, my mother, my ex-step-father, my ‘other little sister’ Amanda and myself – The trick is that alone none of us have the time, energy or money to do a garden – So, we put our heads together and we’re going to pool resources and as a group – Hopefully, it will be a lovely communal experience that will bring us all together – However it definitely has the potential to end with one of us cooking another in the pressure cooker come canning time – Keep your fingers crossed!

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