building our garden

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Here is our side yard before we (mostly Ian) did some serious weeding and we (Ian) started building our garden beds.

Building the framework for the two beds.

Genius. Biodegradable pots. You simply plant directly into the ground. No plastic pots to throw away.

First garden bed done! This one includes:
  • Yellow bell peppers...LOTS
  • 2 varieties of tomatoes
  • Of COURSE I couldn't leave out my little Chia Herbs. They are down at the end ;) basil, cilantro and marjoram

Some of the veggies we will be growing in the second garden bed
  • Pumpkin
  • 2 varieties of lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Carrots
Our first family garden finished! Such a long exhausting weekend but so worth it!

It has always been a dream of mine to have our own family garden. What could be better than picking your own fresh vegetables for dinner? I am always preaching about buying locally grown produce and it doesn't get much more local than your own backyard. Some of you may be thinking..."Okay sounds good if you have a house with a backyard"...even if you live in an apartment or small condo without backyard space you can STILL have a little garden. Check out THIS awesome blog where it shows you how. I am really looking forward to watching our garden grow and flourish!


Sean & Jess said...

Aaahhh! So cool, yay! @ Ian!!, I am so impressed with his handyman skills! You go! Love it Linds!
Xo Jess said...

That's going to be gorgeous once all the plants grow in! It's always been a dream of mine to pick my own vegetables from my garden too - just haven't gotten around to it yet. Good for you!!! That's so exciting :)

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Awesome! I've been thinking about planting a garden and your post has inspired me. Thanks for the inspiration!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

it looks gorgeous! youre inspiring me i have always wanted to build one of my own!

<3 steffy
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justine. said...

Oh my goodness, I want to grow a garden so so bad, I can't wait to finally do it one day.

Kristen said...

It looks beautiful!!!! I can't wait to get updates on the plants and see the bounty you gather! Please continue to share!

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Felicia said...

I love the blog with the apartment garden!!

srkindredspirits said...

hey, good for you....You guys did a great job!! Mine still isn't planted this year, as we are still getting rain everyday! (isn't it great to have hubbys that help make our dreams come true!)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Your garden is turning out great! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment.

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Your garden looks so great! I can't wait to get out in to mine!

A Farmer's Wife said...

Love the idea of the biodegradable pots - very clever. You can also plant seeds in the individual sections of cardboard egg cartons (if you have cardboard egg boxes in the US) and then transplant the seedling in each little segment.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

Leslie said...

I really want to start a garden, too, but have absolutely no idea how to start or what to do - I've never done anything like that, but love the idea of it! Yours looks fabulous!

2manyironsinthefire said...

Uncle Paul built me 4 of those two years ago...the 1st year was fun now they are sitting empty waiting to be planted...I hope to get to it next week. Lots of fun...we did pumpkins too.

Adrienne said...

Looks awesome and I am loving your blog! I may have to add anotehr box down the line too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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