Salad Days Garden

John built a raised bed! With mole blocker! That's what the chicken wire is supposed to do...

Very exciting, but then we had to fill it. Lots of options. We decided just to buy a yard of potting mix and a couple of bags of "chicken poop dirt."

Here's the dirt arriving:
The boys helping us wheelbarrow the dirt:
The boys helping stomp the dirt:
It's all fun and games until someone steals your shovel:
I decided on a sort of salad bar garden. I wanted tomatoes and bell peppers and herbs and stuff. We also chose vegetables that the boys would enjoy watching grow like corn and artichokes. And John wanted hot peppers. Three kinds of hot peppers.
While we wait to decide on what kind of tree to put in the ring, we planted for artichokes. They should grow pretty tall and kind of take over the space. Acting all tree like.
I also bought some seeds and am waiting for them to sprout before I plant them. Sunflowers, basil, radishes, carrots...more stuff for the kids to maybe like if they grow and harvest them. 

This would be a lot easier if sushi and cupcakes grew on trees.

1 comment

Deborah Graff said...

This is what I meant when I said you have more energy than I do. Now you have a glorious garden! When your salad is ready, I'll bring bread and wine.