Sunday, March 11, 2012

Garden: Day 0

So this year we planted our first raised garden in our "new" home.

Albeit a little amateurish, I built the garden frame myself (and managed to get a good smash on one of my fingers with a hammer).

Bab-E Brother "helped" me build the frame, and Little and Big Brother helped me fill it with topsoil.

We've started out with a 5ft x 8ft plot, and have planted corn, cucumbers, yellow squash, green bell peppers, green onions, chives, and carrots.

No doubt, the boys will wake up each morning and have to inspect the garden, only to ask repeatedly, "How long till it grows?"

We'll see how it goes. I'll be honest with you, I myself have "killed" a cactus plant (despite following the watering instructions), and Mom-E willingly admits to having two "black thumbs".

So we're not making any promises, but hopefully we'll get something edible out of it.

I'll post pictures from time to time to update you on the progress. (Hopefully the future pictures will look different than this one.

Have a good, green, week,

Garden: Day 0


  1. that's ALOT of veggies for your plot...pack 'em close to keep out the weeds! love gardening but do not have the yard for of luck with "votre jardin"!
    (from your old French pof)

  2. Good luck with your garden. And remember this...if at first you don't succeed, try try again. Nothing like fresh veggies out of your very own garden. Good learning experience for the boys too. We are hoping for a better garden this year than last. Making a few changes to hopefully make that happen.

  3. It'll be great! Some things will grow, some won't! We'll trade b/c we'll have things in our garden that will do well and others that won't as well. You learn very quickly with I am continuing to find out! love, aunt-e