Saturday, April 24, 2010

Yay, a Garden!

I have been wanting to put in a small veggie garden to help save $$ and just to see if I could actually be successful at it. :) My mom loves gardening and said she would help so we got everything ready and planned to put a raised bed in our backyard today. We were trying to do this as cheaply as possible...since the main reason for doing it is to save money in the first place (and to have some fresh healthy produce around).
It was a perfect day do it...rained a little in the morning and then stopped so we could get the work done most of the afternoon and then started raining right as we were finishing up. It was overcast and felt great outside so it ended up being a great day for it!
Dad and Chris got and hauled the dirt (from a dirt yard right near our house. $17 for a truck load of top soil with compost already mixed in).

We got the wood for the bed for free from a company downtown that gives away their crates. All we had to do was go pick them up and take them apart.

Mom had some supplies already which she brought, and we purchased some plants and seeds on sale at Home Depot earlier this week.

We got some strawberries that we decided to pot cause mom has always done it that way...I hope they grow! Love some strawberries!!

Zachary was so great. He played in his exersaucer for most of them time...then he took a 2 hour nap which was nice too. He is such a good baby. He loved just watching everything we were doing all day.

After several hours of hard work - all done! We shall see what happens (hopefully something grows). We had to put up chicken wire cause we have lots of rabbits in our yard.

We planted 3 different tomato plants (2 red and 1 yellow), green and red bell peppers, banana peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, green beans, brocolli, and corn - all in the bed. We also did some herbs (parsley, oregano, and mint) in planters, and of course the strawberries. I am excited to see what we come up with.

Thank you so much Mom and Dad and Chris for workin so hard with me!

1 comment:

  1. You will LOVE having a garden. This is our third year having one (I must say, it gets better and better every year). :)