Garden flowers . The beauty of food growing.
My wife suggested I make her a garden bench out of some old bed frames we had in the attic. I used an additional 2×4 for arms and a 1×8 to cover out the framing but everything else came for from the frames. It was a really fun project, and I like how it turned out, and it’s a good place to sit. While the garden comes in.
In spite of the drizzle yesterday and today are garden days. We cleaned out the beds, added and filled two more beds, mulched and planted. This year my son was old enough to really help out with the heavy lifting, so It went really fast. The news paper cups worked out great and we are about 80% planted. It was a good weekend. I still have to add a fence around the garden a bench and four special beds that are going to fill in all extra space, but the hard parts done…. Well mostly.
Cool, but a little creepy. One of my bosses at work ordered precast burial vaults minus the top and asked them to cast in some drains. It cost him 90$ a vault plus $10 a vault for delivery. The wood on the bottom was only added so he does not have to bend down at all to tend them. It is one of my favorite ideas ever for a box garden.
My hanging pumpkin…
Just more garden pics. It is growing every day…
Garden is final beginning to come in.. Most of the squares have some filling out to do, but they look on track. Corn stalks on the 3 sisters bed should be more then knee high by the 4th of July and that’s key for this area.
Our box gardens are finally in, and planted. The building of the gardens by this weekend was a big goal for me, and I was really happy to see them planted. This is really our first big sqft garden. As such, traditionally this is the year we learn what we are doing wrong, what not to do, and how to royally mess things up. I hope lessons will not be too painful. I think foraging has spoiled me. I am used to just walking out with a bag harvesting what the season provides. This gardening thing is a lot of work.
I Thought I would pull together all the photos of the build.
Finlay set the garden boxes. The kids have been helping rights along, and working together (really, and I did not even bribe them). Hope to have them filled and planted in the next week or so. We are still getting hard frosts so I have a little time. The little tool is a paint can opener pounded down to a hook. It makes short work of binding chicken wire, and they give them free when you buy paint. I chicken wired the bottom of the boxes…. and I found a mushroom.
Made a little jelly with the family. Actually should have ended up with 8 pints, but I kicked over 5 cups of juice (the second batch) never should have put the juice on that stool 😦 I have a lot more grapes though 🙂