The last few months we have been working hard on turning a weed patch in the corner of our yard into a garden. Here is what we had to work with!
I spent a few weeks spraying and trying to kill all the weeds and grass. It was hard when the weather was still cool to get everything to die. After that we evened out all the ground and got it ready for the weed blocker tarps.
Here's a view with the weed blocker down. We decided to just do half the area for the garden and the other half has a small fire pit and we are still making plans for the other section.
Our awesome neighbor let us borrow his truck to get mulch. I was shocked how much we needed.
Here's my awesome husband shoveling it all out by hand.
We were lucky enough to have some rock donated to us from some neighbors that were re-landscaping a section of their yard and didn't need it any more. It saved us a good chunk of money and looked great around the edge of the mulch. Our awesome neighbors came to help shovel it out.
Now it was time to build our grow boxes. Liam even wanted to help daddy! We used Cedar Wood from home depot and I love it. In case you ever build grow boxes make sure you get the right wood. We almost got treated wood thinking that it would be best because it wont deteriorate but I guess it can leak poison into the ground and your crops! scary! So we paid more and got the Cedar wood and hopefully poison free!
One of the finished products. Jas made two 4x4's and one 4x8. Then we used railroad ties for the edges. It was great because Home depot pre cut all the wood for us for free. All we had to do was assemble them.
We filled them with top soil, and mulch then it was time for planting! I was so excited!
This is just a few of the things we planted. All together we had a few types of zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, spinach, lettuce, beans, and onion.
A couple weeks later we have beautiful sprouting vegetables!