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The Vegetable Garden

Posted by Bryce Wend on April 3, 2010

When we did our major yard project a couple of years ago, we had always envisioned a place for raised vegetable boxes.  

Being a corner lot, we started out with a side yard that was directly accessed from the street with little to no privacy and a rolling slope. 

Our vision was to level out the landscape by installing a block wall and capture this space into the backyard.  Here the block wall is installed and the fence is going in.

And the final installation. 

Since it is a little narrow and long it was a good fit for vegetable boxes.  But after a couple years of not being used for much of anything it basically became our giant weed patch. 

So earlier this year, with renewed energy after reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and In Defense of Food the weeding began. 

The cedar was ordered and Casey built the boxes.  We roughly followed these guidelines from my web crush The Pioneer Woman. 

And then the dirt came.  What an exciting day that was for Mason to see a dump truck in our driveway!  Uncle Robert graciously offered his mad dirt shoveling skills.  Not surprisingly, Mason couldn’t just stand around watching.

Dirt is in, irrigation is run!  And Mason continues to provide his assistance with the gardening.

So, it’s beginning of April and we’ve got radishes, carrots, lettuce, garlic and sugar peas started from seed. 

I also have made an attempt to start our tomatoes and peppers inside.  Starting the basil didn’t go so well, looks like I’m going to be buying a couple of plants from the farmer’s market instead.  

Hopefully if all goes well we’ll be enjoying them in a few months!

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One Response to “The Vegetable Garden”

  1. Lauren said

    Can Mason come down to San Diego to help us plant a vegetable garden? Looks like yours is going to turn out to be awesome!

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