Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Garden Day

The weather this weekend has been amazing- both yesterday and today were about 55 degrees and sunny, and I even got a bit of a sunburn! Such a nice dose of sunshine. I spent most of yesterday doing garden-y things, planting and planning and helping Matt mend a raised bed. The boards in our garden beds are all in various stages of rot, and this bed had reached the end of its rope. Last week I leaned a shovel against it, and one whole side fell off! Luckily, we have an amazing landlord who is happy to have us do repairs and take the cost off our rent. So we went down to the lumber store on the corner, and walked home with a few 2x6s and a big 4x4 to replace the corner posts.

Before:


Matt taking off the rotted pieces:

 Whoever built these beds lined them with plastic, which was nice for us because it meant we could take the sides off without all the dirt falling out!

 The finished product. Not the best looking or particularly even, but we were only going for practical. We were going to cut off the 4x4, then realized it might be handy to have a post there to string a trellis to. If we decide we don't need it, we can cut it off later.

I planted starts of the hardier tomatoes and peppers and a few flowers, and planted some radishes and a second round of hardy greens into the garden.
I use garden tags cut out of a plastic milk jug. It's funny the things we do automatically- this is what my parents always used, so I never thought to make tags from anything else. 


Planted and basking in their fake sunshine upstairs:

A baking of bread fit in between other chores.

 We uncovered the greens outside so they could soak up the sun. 

 And later, we ate the first salad of the year entirely from our garden!

Have a great week, everyone!

1 comment:

FlowerLady said...

You two are so enterprising. You had a great weekend and a wonderful salad from your own gardens.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady