|Please ignore the mess.|
The biggest part of our backyard we're landscaping for, and the part we're most excited about, is the garden.
We have one of our boxes put together. I've started turning over the bottom dirt and filling the box with more. We're hoping to have two more of this 4' x 8' size, and maybe another 2'x 8' on the side.
These are the fence pieces that have gone up around the garden. I think the part I love about them is they are completely recycled. They used to be on our porch, for who knows what reason. We took them down and kept them, just in case. Then decided to put them around the garden and used every single piece but one picket. And we didn't have to buy extra material, like we were afraid might happen. 100% recycled!
After a long, sunny day, the garden is framed in! It's very handy having a husband who knows how to do just about everything under the sun. Welding is his specialty. The arches you see in the back have gone on the wood box and are supporting an anti-cat net.
I spent a good amount of time this morning weeding and getting rid of the grass in the background - just a bit more to go! I am burned, burned, burned, but it felt so good to work in the dirt. Ben has just a few little curbs to finish, then he can put in sprinklers and irrigation.
Now that I have one box nearly ready I will be able to start planting whenever I please. I think I will wait a few more weeks just in case we get some more cold weather. I've started little pots on the window sill of pinto beans, green beans, basil and hollyhocks.
I am SO excited for our first real garden, and the prospect of feeding my family from our own backyard and hard work.