I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am right now. It has been my dream for so many years to have a beautiful vegetable garden. My sweet, wonderful husband built me 3 giant raised garden beds over the weekend and our little family of four worked our hineys off shoveling 6 yards of soil into the beds. The boys and I went to a local nursery today and picked up our plants and seeds. We got them all laid out according to my garden map and planted them as soon as the gardens were shaded this evening. I really hope that I am successful at this. In our garden, we planted strawberries, red potatoes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, mini sweet peppers, bush cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, green and yellow zucchini, garlic, red onions, French green beans, garden beans, sugar snap peas, broccoli, carrots, 6 types of tomatoes, spinach, basil, rosemary, Italian parsley, and chocolate mint. WHEW! I am hoping at least half survive 🙂 Here are a few pictures of the whole process. Hope you all have a great week in the beautiful sunshine!
Here are the empty boxes and a picture of my wonderful hubby scooping shovels full of soil from truckload 1 of 3.
My boys Wyatt and Henry with their shovels helping move the soil to the back of the beds. They helped all day long and worked so hard… love those little stinkers!
Wyatt and Henry both helped me plant all of the seeds today. I know they won’t be perfectly spaced but it was so worth it seeing how proud they were to get them all covered up.
All done. Now if these are the last pictures you see of my garden, you will know that everything died 🙂 If we have a little luck on our side, I will keep you all posted on my progress and hopefully be including some yummy fresh recipes with the fresh fruits and veggies. Someday I may even get a picture of myself on my blog. I seem to always be hiding behind the camera so none of our pictures ever include me. I kind of prefer it that way, but my children are going to wonder why none of their childhood pics had Mommy in them. Anywho, if anyone has any great tips that will help me improve my gardening success, please share!