I have wanted a garden at our house for the longest time. But, I don’t know how to go about building one. I didn’t just want to till up part of the lawn and then hope that something would grow. So…I enlisted the help of our friends, Ben and Amy. They own a greenhouse. He has a degree in growing things. Basically…they are gardening geniuses. He has acres of things growing. I just wanted a little 12×4 foot plot.
So, today after church (and pizza), we started working on it. We had a bunch of patio bricks left over from when we had to tear out the patio in order for our back yard to be excavated and the basement wall fixed. It’s a long story.
We decided to dig up two peony bushes and put the garden next to the south side of the house. There it would get a good amount of sun and we shouldn’t have to worry about drainage too much.
We put down a border of old stuff we had lying around and then filled in with the patio bricks.
Overall, I am very pleased with it. It didn’t take us long at all! Now I have to put in some grass clippings on the bottom. Then I’ll put in some fill dirt (anyone know where I can get some?), and top it off with some leaves in the fall.
I am really looking forward to spring when I can finally plant my own garden. I’m envisioning spinach and tomatoes and peppers and herbs and onions and potatoes. I won’t have to raid my mom’s garden (as much). I’m still looking for a blueberry bush. If I can find a couple, I will probably pull out the hollyhocks next to the garden and put them in there.
I’m giddy! And I have great friends!!
Obligatory photo of Logan.