Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The garden

I have been stressing about our yard for about 1 year now. I've been slaving away trying to remove most of the rocks from the soil, but it seems like a never-ending job. About a month ago I cleared a space for 2 garden boxes. We built the boxes and then tried unsuccessfully to borrow a truck to haul some garden soil for our boxes. Finally, Chris rented a truck and purchased a truckload of nice 50/50 soil and compost. Of course, me being who I am the 2 nights after we filled one of the boxes I was thinking about where I wanted to move them. I ended up waking up the next morning (yesterday) and preparing a new location for 1 box, moved the box with Chris's help, and moved all the soil out of the box we had filled 2 days before. We now have a garden box with soil, I purchased plants yesterday, and last night we planted the plants as a family. I now have to figure out what to do with the other garden box. I have included a picture of the location I would like to put it, but right now that location is covered with kind of a lot of rocks and my back is screaming at me to not even think about it.

5 comments:

The Brandon Hauth Family said...

Naomi...I have loved reading up on your blog. You are just so talented. I really want to get a garden planted too now that we have a house...you need to give me some tips. Love the covered boxes too! Do you just use elmer's?

Naomi said...

I have a huge jug of elmer's. :)

Emily A. W. said...

Wow! Looks really good! I hope you get some good tasting treats out of it this summer. Good work.

LINDSAY said...

Hi Naomi- Thanks for stopping by my blog! Raised beds are the way to go. We started with 2 4x8's and now have 10. They thaw sooner in the spring and the drainage is excellent.
Plus it's a little less bending down all the time. Good luck with your garden. It looks wonderful!

Kifus said...

I wish you success in growing your own vegetables, Naomi. I tried this twice and I guess I should have dedicated more time to tending to them but the results were very sad looking carrots and bug infested tomatoes! Maybe one day I'll give it a try once again...

Hey, guess what! It's Friday! Hope you have a splendid weekend!