Pictures of Progress

March 17, 2009

This evening I had a wonderful time working in the garden with Annie and Sydney. It is incredibly fulfilling to see the sketches and plans I began years ago become reality. Here is an update on our progress:

The Arbor & Gates

The Garden Entry

We found this beautiful arbor for a bargain at Big Lots two weekends ago. Unfortunately, it’s beauty is diminished by the white plastic taped to it. I had to cover the gates with plastic to prevent Sneaky Sydney from slipping through. The plastic will come off when she’s a bit bigger.

Finishing the Paths

Finishing the Paths

We’re laying down layers of cardboard and covering them with cedar mulch. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the cedar will also act as a pest repellant. I’ll let you know if it works!

Potato Shoots

Potato Shoot

It’s my first time to grow potatoes. I chitted Gold potatoes and Red potatoes in February and planted them about three weeks ago. I thought these baby potato shoots were weeds all over the bed and almost began pulling them! Have to admit – I am very excited about my first potato harvest.



I have lots of baby onions in this bed, but I’m honestly not sure what is growing here. I originally planted shallots, garlic, red onions, and yellow onions, but Sydney did a number on my beds before we got the fence up. I have more red onion sets to plant tomorrow, though, so we’ll be good on that front.

Growing, Growing

Tonight I continued to work on the paths and began work on the melon beds. We’re doing small watermelons and short-vine pumpkins, so I am building two 2.5’x12′ beds – one for each – for planting next month. If all goes well, I’ll post pictures of the finished beds and paths this weekend.

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  • Reply Lea March 30, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Wow!!! This is all SO COOL!!! I can’t wait to see it!!!


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