Those of you that follow the blog regularly know that M and I bought a house last Fall. In the past (See Gardening 101 and Gardening 102) I had various attempts (and varying successes) with container gardening. Now that I have a real yard, this year I’m doing container gardening on a much bigger scale- raised beds.
Can I just say how excited I am about this whole endeavor? Since M is not a master carpenter, we cheated a little, and bought two raised bed garden kits from Costco. It really did help having everything together in a box– no drafting patterns, measuring, or cutting required. Easy work, actually.
The hard part was cutting up the sod from the side yard. Miserable, I tell you.
Mr. Tucker spent most of the project time napping, rolling around in the dirt, barking at passers-by, and attempting to eat bumble bees.
An obscene amount of soil was purchased– enough for two 8′ by 4′ by 12″ beds.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much blood, sweat, and sunscreen has been invested in this project. Have you ever had a home-grown heirloom tomato, ripened on the vine, and freshly picked just before eating? That’s what makes it all worth it.