Coming Soon: A New Garden Plot

Once upon a time, there was a small shed in our back yard.  It was dilapidated and rather an eyesore, so we tore it down.

And then years passed.  Okay, maybe just a little over one  year.  Anyway, we decided that underneath that plywood that used to pretend to be the floor of the shed, there was probably some nice earth where we could plant a garden.  It’s a sunny spot from morning until early afternoon, and we thought it would do well with some vegetables.

But first, there was work to do.

I had to pull up the plywood…

Move the pavers…

Move some more pavers (why do we have so many pavers lying around?)

Say hello to a toad…

And now it’s almost ready!

It’s probably too late to plant much of anything.  But next year, we’ll be ready!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Jun 22, 2010 @ 21:03:32

    It’s not too late! You can still plant lots of stuff! (A lot of our stuff has drowned, so we are replanting.)

    • Karen, the Small Town Runner
      Jun 24, 2010 @ 14:37:56

      Thanks, Michelle! I’ll keep that in mind. Any suggestions for late planting stuff?

  2. Sharon
    Jun 23, 2010 @ 09:40:57

    We are also planning a garden (for next year). There is a very nice piece of land behind the shop, but first we had to build a retaining wall and fence it. I’ve been doing a lot of research for pesticide free gardening and downloaded a very interesting book that teaches how to have a garden with a huge variety of plants but using very little space (12×12 or 15×15). The idea is to create an environment with rich soil and plants that work together. I’ll be glad to share the info if you are interested. You can go to the website to get a feel for it:
    Also I want some fruit trees, but don’t want to spray them nor do I have a lot of space. I found that I can espalier the trees, grow berries at the middle level and plant strawberries as a ground cover. There are some varieties of apple trees that are very disease resistant.
    Daniel’s project for next week is to build me a compost bin.
    As you can see I’m a little excited by this.
    Enjoy your garden!

    • Karen, the Small Town Runner
      Jun 24, 2010 @ 14:39:00

      Very exciting, Sharon! Reminds me of the way the Native Americans apparently used to do it: Corn, then pole beans that would grow up the corn, and squash around the bottom which helped keep the weeds down. I guess they called it “The Three Sisters.”

  3. riTa
    Jun 24, 2010 @ 22:52:11

    Lot of work!
    It will pay off, maybe sooner than later and Monday meals will enjoy the benefits.
    Cute toad.
    On your list you forgot the other important task: Take pictures.

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