Scott is the gardener. This is last summer's garden.
That is before it really started producing vegetables, but his careful planning and plotting was evident. In the middle of gutting the living room last June, he suddenly came home from Lowe's with 40 bags of top soil and those railroad tie things. He dug up the yard and put in a foundation of soil and sectioned off these raised beds. He installed a sprinkler system. He meticulously planted seeds he had germinated in little trays in the unicorn room, back when it was still the unicorn room. He tended to that garden every single evening, the second he got home from work.
He left instructions with me, on how to harvest stuff, water stuff, etc, when he had to leave for days or weeks for trainings. And, before he'd even come in the house when he got home from those trips...he'd check the garden.
Here's the potato barrel that didn't really produce a lot of potatoes, but he had fun with it anyway.
This year, if I want a garden, I have to make the garden myself. I've never done this. This is brand new territory. My dad loves his garden. My grandparents always had huge gardens too. I...well, I planted some flowers one year in Alaska and they were pretty fabulous. That was the only year flowers ever worked out for me though.
This is what our garden looked like a few weeks ago.
I know. It's going to be a long summer.
Last week, I started cleaning it out. Now it looks like this.
The next step is to add a few bags of Miracle-Gro top soil and then put the fencing back into place. Then I'll probably put in some tomatoes, peas, zucchini, and peppers. Any suggestions on vegetables? We tried corn last year and it didn't work.
Oh, and the sprinkler system is disconnected, so I have to figure out how engineer that or actually water it with just the hose. Effort and all.
Hopefully things will be planted by the end of the month. If not, I'll have to follow up in May, but my intention is to begin consciously planning this out in April.
Also, I have some pots for flowers. Try, try again.
Do you (attempt to) garden? Any tips?