Pre-Wedding to Now

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Garden

Step One: Marry a husband who is good with his hands to build the frame :)
Step Two: Find a sunny spot. 8+ hours of sun!
Step Three: Dig out sod with a shovel.

Step Four: Place a weed guard around the edges.
Step Five: Measure cubic feet and buy enough soil to fill it (almost) full.  
Ours was 3.5 by 8 feet and we used Miracle Grow garden soil (50% organic material), mixed with plain garden soil as well as some pellet fertilizer.

Step Six: Take a break.

Step Seven: Planting!  Only plant veggies and fruits that you actually like and won't be sick of.
We did: Strawberries, green and purple lettuce, cherry and large tomatoes, garlic, zucchini and Marigolds for color. Remember to plant the tomatoes very deep until the first leaf is under the soil.
Step Seven: Water once you are through planting. 

Step Eight: Wait a month to start enjoying your hard work.

I couldn't have done any of this without Michael building the frame and my mom coming to visit and helping.  Her garden is AWESOME!