garden fun

So, our family started a little adventure a few weeks ago. We decided to plant a garden. We have grown some other things before in our yard (mangos, bananas, blackberries, oranges, and other herbs and potted veggies). This was the first time we attempted a little fenced in boxed garden area.

I ended up finding two wooden boxes on the side of the road that somebody had thrown out (those are the yellow colored ones). I was hoping to find a dresser as well with some drawers, but no luck. We took the two wooden boxes and drilled a few holes on the bottom, put a barrier in the bottom, mulch, and then the soil. We also had a bunch of plastic pots from plants we had gotten a few months ago for landscaping. So, we reused those as well. Then we picked up the cedar box at Home Depot for $40. We are hoping to get a few different crops from the box.

The project probably costed around $100-$125 for the dirt, seeds, and cedar box. We had the fencing already.. which was helpful. We put that up so our puppies don’t get in there.

We planted lots of yummy things. Some were transplanted from little cups that we started on the porch.

But here’s what we have in the garden this year…

Watermelon, Tomatos, Cucumber, Sweet Peppers, Jalapeño Peppers, Lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Snap Peas, Strawberries, Arugula, Cilantro, and Basil.

I am sure it is probably cheaper to just buy all of that produce at Whole Foods, but it has been/will be really fun to do with the girls. They have already been great about watering the plants each day.

I will be sure to keep you posted on how it goes!

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