These last couple of days we have built a few elevated raised gardening beds in the woodshop/aka carport. We made one for our house and it's cool, or at least we think so! It's super sturdy, high off the ground and pretty large. You certainly don't need to bend down when working with plants in this one.
I have lots of photos of how we made this thing, but maybe we'll skip that part for now. Because at this point I just want to show the finished product and all the fun stuff I planted in it!
There is a great seed store real close to our house and I got a whole bunch of seedlings there. At this point I didn't feel like messing around with seeds. They take too long if you haven't started them already, and I'm looking for instant gratification here. More or less anyway...
This baby holds a lot of dirt! As in, I had to run back to the store to get more!
In addition to putting in seedlings I also decided to replant a few of my broccoli plants since they were a bit cramped in their other box. Although they had grown quite nicely up to this point, but hopefully now I'll get even more broccoli. And how could you possibly have too much broccoli?
I got so much fun stuff to plant. I was way excited coming home with this box full of seedlings. Here you can see red chard (and I do love to cook with chard!), thyme, and parsley.
Also in this box are basil, red pepper, hot pepper, cucumber, eggplant and zucchini seedlings. I think that is all. And yes, I know that the zucchini is going to spread like crazy and the same probably goes for the cucumber. But I couldn't pass them up there at the store. They were calling at me.
Didn't it come out fabulous! Oh and yes, I also bought Merrygold flowers to put in between the different seedlings. My mother in law told me they're good for bringing the bees out. And if she says so, then I have to listen to her :)
Today we also received such a sweet gift from said garden expert (who also received one of these beds.) A watering can! And not just any watering can, just the one I had been looking at in the local hardware store. This one was calling my name too. Kind of funny, my mother in law and I have rather similar tastes so I guess it called her name out as well...
In either case I love it. And we could sure use one. It came in handy today!
So we're making progress on the gardening front. In relation to the other gardening boxes we have made, this one is absolutely huge. In other words I felt like I had a massive amount of space to work with, hence the excitement. But I do like the way it came out! And I'm looking forward even more to using the herbs in cooking and hopefully get some kind of harvest of vegetables.