Vegetable Garden Progress

working on our new vegetable garden.
working on our new vegetable garden.

We have been a bit busy this week working on our new vegetable garden.

Monday and Tuesday, my two strong nephews came over to help.  I must admit that it is more fun to dig with someone else to talk to.

So far, we have dug up 6 inches of the existing soil, cut the wood for the sides of the raised bed and the fence planks.  My husband nailed the planks to the wooden sides today, at 3 1/2 inches apart.

Next, we will add the bags of compost and aged steer manure and mix it with the existing soil.  Then we will put of the sides.

I haven’t included any photos of progress today, but I promise that I will when we have finished – hopefully this weekend.

I have had some questions about how we will use rebar for supports for shade cloth in the summer.  I promise to show you how we will do that as well.


I hope you are all having a great week so far.

I can tell that spring is on its way because my phone is getting busy with people calling with questions and requests for consults.

I visited with the HOA board of a condo complex today to help them with their hummingbird garden.  Tomorrow, I’m off to do a photo design to update a church memorial garden.

I will be adding another feature to my blog next week, which I hope will be helpful to many of you 🙂

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
4 replies
  1. James Missier
    James Missier says:

    I'm pretty sure the excitement is in the air.
    All the more when spring is approaching – all the gardeners are waiting to see the first blooms.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead
    Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead says:

    I can't wait to see the finished photos of your vegetable garden and the shade cloths to protect the growing vegetable during summer. Have you ever think what kind of vegetable you are going to plant in your garden?
    I actually host a weekly gardening link up every Friday on my blog. I'd love for you to drop by and join in.

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