Monday, April 5, 2010

My Black Thumb

So Hubby and I have tossed around the idea of planting a garden for awhile. Not for flowers so much as for fruits and vegetables. We actually attempted one in our old house...

but soon realized that:
a) plants need sunlight
b) the hose was too far away
c) we got lazy
(and yes...they are planted in a pick-up toolbox...we are innovative)

Anyways...we have continued to talk about it but with the three beasts, the challenge was not only where we would put it so they couldnt attack it but would we have time to maintain it.

We have gotten to know our neighbors a couple houses down (they recently had an ADORABLE baby girl in January!) and what would you know...they recently planted a garden! This was all the motivation that Hubby needed and he too was on a mission.

I will document our "journey" in stages, hopefully in the end with me holding a GIANT bell pepper or tomato or something, so be ready!

Friday, we began our "journey". We went with a 5x3 size and based on what Hubby has read and the info he got from our neighbor, doing it this way should make it easier to maintain. I am crossing my fingers.

First came the building of the frame. I was 100% not involved in this process. This is all Hubby. (please disregard the pot in the was there to keep the bedliner down during the storm of 2010 which proved to be less than less than impressive I mean it didnt rain)

Next step...dirt! Stay tuned!

Happy Green Thumb...hopefully!


Jenilee said...

OOohhhhh I can't wait to see the progress!!!!

I love the toolbox garden!!!!!

Leslie said...

That looks amazing!! I can't wait to see the final results! :)