Well the time has come to build our outside garden, and officially grow a small crop.
Enter the “honey do” list for Sean.
The list was long, but he was able to check off every item, starting with putting in the posts.
We dug the holes together for the posts, but of course hit an obstacle: Rock. Everywhere. Mass amounts. Naturally. So we amended and move on.
Sean built all of the raised beds out of recycled wood from the barn and dining room. Here is the post where the beams came from.
With my daddy helping, garden fabric was placed in the bottom of each bed. We mixed a combination of combed top soil, peat moss, and manure for our soil mixture.
Then it was time to bring my trays of veggies and plant them in their custom beds. I stayed true to my garden map that I designed, and I planted away. And I kept all veggies with their best friends. Tomatoes with marigolds. Green beans with petunias. Zucchini with nasturtium, and cucumber with oregano.
And in the past 36 hours, all is working out well. And the friends are happy.
It’s a good start for this year. We’ll figure out what works about this garden, and what will need to be enhanced for next year. We built this garden with the intention of expanding, so fingers crossed this year’s crop proves plentiful.