Tag Archive for: Vegetable garden construction

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 🙂