Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1st Completed Raised Bed

Now that we've been in the house for a year and a half, I'm very eager to get the vegetable garden finished. Last year I only grew a few vegetables in containers so that I could concentrate on the flower beds and inside projects. I really missed eating home grown vegetables, but maybe even more missed the planning and tending that leads to the reward.

This weekend I took a few trips to the garden center for: garden soil, 2 types of compost, vermiculite and peat moss. I added 1.5 inches of garden soil to the bottom and then mixed the other ingredients for the top 6 inches. I would have loved to have omitted the garden soil and use mix for the whole thing but there are several beds to do this year and the garden soil is a lot less expensive.

After I added the soil I gave it a nice long drink and added the hoops. I'll have to wait until next weekend to plant because it's dark by the time I get home from work. 

The weather has been nice enough to set the seedling out on the front porch for a few hours. They went back in when the wind started to pick up. As soon as the row covers come they will go into the garden under the hoops.


  1. How exciting! Your plants look very very happy & healthy!

  2. Nice raised bed.. I'm sure your seedlings will be very happy in their new home.

  3. Thanks you! I'm hoping the weather is okay on Sunday so I can transplant.