As of 3 weekends ago, we have a vegetable garden! Bring it on, Armageddon!
Unfortunately, other than being a dictator, I haven't had much to do with getting it started since I've been on "restricted activity" until Baby A gets here. But it sure is easy on the eyes to watch my husband work. ;P
A couple weeks prior to these pics, he set up the 4x4 raised garden. I talk about that and the kind of soil mix we used in this post.
Calloway's Nursery had all the vegetable seedlings out that should be planted now for this zone, which made choosing easy for me. I didn't have to worry if I was buying something and planting too early or too late.
So, in the above picture, we have from top to bottom, left to right (like you're reading):
Row 1: Rutger's Select Heirloom Tomatoes, Bush Pickle Cucumber, Straight 8 Heirloom Cucumber, & Italian Parsley
Row 2: Patio Tomato, Classic Eggplant, Supersett Yellowneck Squash, & Genovese Sweet Basil
Row 3: Okra, Strawberries, Strawberries, & Upright Rosemary
Row 4: Velencia Orange Pepper, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Red Salad Bowl Lettuce, & Grapefruit Mint
Miss P is proud of "her" garden, although this is really what she was doing while the hubs was planting:
If she wasn't so darn cute...
It was about to rain, and we wanted to get the plants in before it did. So sectioning off the garden came the weekend after. I like that we did this as the entire thing looks neater and more organized.
He loosely set out the planks of wood before planting just to get spacing.
While he planted, I spray painted. I did this for no other reason than I wanted some red in our backyard. I only painted the side that would be on top because
I'm lazy wanted to conserve paint.
I also painted the tomato cages. And then found some at Lowe's already painted for a dollar cheaper than what these were. Arg.
And the hubs drilled the planks into garden sides. Nice and neat.
We've been blessed with lots of rain since then, and I swear the plants look a little taller and perkier. Can't wait until we see something!
p.s. I want to give a nod to our other backyard addition.
This lil' pomegranate tree was given us from my mom and her boyfriend. Thanks guys!
Happy lil' family the night we planted it.