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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Newest Project~~~A Raised Garden!

Hey guys! I wanted to show you our latest project! It's going to be a raised garden. We wanted to do a raised garden last year, but after building the patio hubby was too tired and we had gone over budget, so we decided to wait until this spring. We love home grown tomatoes, so that will be our main veggie. We are planning to plant bell peppers, squash, okra, and maybe more or less because of spacing. We will have to see what we can fit. It will measure 16x4...I thought 4 ft. was way too small but hubby read up on it and they are usually made that way so you can reach into it from one side. Hmmm...I didn't think of that! It's going to be built on one side of the hill, so hubby will have to level everything...he says he knows what he's doing! We will see! lol...Here is the start of it, lots of digging!

Here are some examples of raised gardens....

Sorry this picture is so darn small! I think this is what ours is going to look like. We are using landscaping timbers so it will look nice.

While hubby has been digging, I've been planting...
And mulching...our trees are really growing!

I've also been buying a few new things for the patio. I love these copper tiki torches. They look alot nicer and will last longer than the other ones we had. I will show you the patio soon...I'm waiting on a few pillows I ordered.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be updating pictures of the garden as it comes along. We are hoping to finish it this weekend if the rain holds off! Let me know if you have a raised garden...I would love some gardening tips!


21 comments:

Stacey said...

Kristen, you'll be loving those fresh veggies. The size idea is pretty great, I think. We have a small garden on wheels in the works.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kristen, YOu have been a hard worker! Your planter looks like summer to me! And I love raised beds. We have 6 raised beds. We used to use then to plant veggies, but now I use them for flowers. Our veggie patch is a little bigger. Raised beds work great to and are so easy to weed! Please post the finished project.
Just think how much fun it will be to pick all those homegrown veggies!
Yvonne

Cathy said...

Kristen...this looks like a great project...I love having home grown tomatoes! I could eat them with everything!

Your flower pots look amazing...ya'll have been busy! I love the mix of colors and flowers.

Can't wait to see your completed patio...I bet it is beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by yesterday...I love hearing from you!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Chris said...

What a concept, no back breaking weeding. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Hugs,
Chris

Lori E said...

Raised gardens are great. I always recommend the book Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew for people who are doing one. Great advice and real time savers in it.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
We talked about doing one this year but with different levels. I don't if we will accomplish it or not. Time will tell. We've been busy painting all our patio furniture.
Having fresh veggies will taste heavenly.

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen how wonderful! I'm sure you will love having fresh veggies to eat. I can't wait to see how it all turns out in your back yard and patio. Your new colorful flowers are beautiful!

I hope you have a great weekend with no rain. I think we might have some on the way too. ~Melissa :)

Denise said...

Raised beds are great, you need to stop by my garden blog (the link is on the right hand side on my main blog) our veggie garden is already under way this year :-) I'm trying to update the garden blog on a weekly basis so I can see how things are growing, when you see it every day you don't think there's much difference!

Jennychick said...

I can't wait to see how everything turns out. I would love to have a garden, but for now just have a container garden.

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Love your raised garden! You'll love your fresh veggies and you won't have to stoop so low to gather them. Course you're young and can get up when you're on your knees! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Love the Decor! said...

Hoping to do the same this year I love raised beds!!

Angie said...

That is going to be so neat to grow your own veggies! I have always wanted to try that. Maybe I could just start small, like a pot or two of something. Hmmmmm, now I am thinking...

"Blossom" said...

Kristen, we had planned on doing a garden this year but the basement project and our daughter having an herniaed dish we ditched the idea until next year. I can learn the ups and downs from you. Good luck.

Liz said...

What a great idea. The thought of eating fresh veggies from your very own garden sounds so very appealing. I'm excited to see the final product. Your flowers and tree looks so pretty in bloom...love it!

Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

Barbara said...

Kristen, You certainly stay busy, but then that is what life is about. Enjoy each one of my visits to your blog.

Barbara

Melanie said...

I love the idea of a raised garden. It looks so nice and neat. Attractive too:) That's important, isn't it? LOL!

Hope it all grows well for you.

Valerie @ itsonly100pounds said...

Great project. It will be so nice to have fresh veggies. I tried to talk my husband into a raised garden this year, but he thought it would be better if I started in a small container on the patio :)

Betsy said...

You have a beautiful garden, what a green thumb, great looking veggies.
Cant wait to see more.
Betsy

kanishk said...

Can't wait to see your completed patio...I bet it is beautiful!
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