Josh built us some pretty neat planter boxes (he really couldn't have done it without Jacob's and my help, I'm sure), we brought in two truckloads of good soil, and we all got to work. During one of Jacob's naps, I figured out how to use THE CULTIVATOR to till up the beds and unloaded a whole truckload of dirt by myself! I only dropped one wheelbarrow load on myself, so I'm pretty proud.
Now we just need a dry day when Josh is off of work to wrap the whole thing in plastic. We're going to make a built-in sandbox for Jacob off the short end of the bed! I'm excited for him to have warm and dry sand to play in even when it's raining and gross out.
In the garden bed I have brussel sprouts, red cabbage, butternut squash, four cucumber plants (2 pickling, 2 slicing), blue hubbard squash, zucchini, and strawberries. In the greenhouse beds, my mom and I planted 16 tomato plants, six pepper plants, a whole mess of onions and garlic, eggplant, more sugar snap peas, a whole bunch of herbs, and a watermelon that Jacob put in our wagon at the nursery and I discovered when unloading the plants. Who knows if the watermelon will grow, but into the greenhouse it goes! And of course, we have our greens planted in the salad table Josh built. If you haven't gathered this by now, our plan is pretty much to turn our backyard into as much food as possible. We plan to share our food with family and friends, can A LOT of it to store, and donate as much as we can to a local food bank that takes fresh produce! We're into caring for the land that we have, reaping what we sow, and being prepared for zombie attacks. I'm not kidding, ask Josh.
// see more garden posts from this and past years here //