The hardest part of the gardening process was assembling the beds. My brother Matt helped me pick up the lumber from Lowes, and my dad came over one gorgeous Sunday to help me put them together. Roughly following these instructions, we built three 6 x 8 x 1 beds. It took an extra 2 days for me to shovel the six yards of compost I had delivered into the beds. Good thing I had help from Logan!
|Logan helping to build planters|
|My handsome little helper!|
|Bed #1, not sure why all these look blurry here|
|One sweetie tomato has already made an appearance!|
|Garden markers I've made using wine corks and chopsticks or driftwood twigs.|
Zucchini, summer squash, and an assortment of winter squash went into an existing planting bed constructed with cement blocks. They're thriving, and I'm anticipating lots of squash this summer and fall!
|Squash bed. I hope my family and friends like squash.|
|A flowering summer squash|
|A pallet wrapped in hardware cloth|
|It got a little beat up from the weed whacker, but it's still doing well!|