Garden Update

I’ll admit, a couple neighbors gave me odd looks. Not because I tore up a bunch of my lawn and planted a big vegetable garden, but because when they asked where I learned how to do it, I responded, “My blog readers.” Thanks to everyone who gave me advice. I’ve tried to follow it.

Here’s what we did:

If you look closely, you can see the old garden on the left, dwarfed by a 7-year-old.

No, I didn't rent a power sod cutter. That explains the size of my right quadricep.

Built the raised beds with the heaviest lumber that Home Depot carries.

More pics below the fold:

Everything seems to be at right angles.

Not shown: hauling 7 yards of soil, a wheelbarrow at a time, from the front yard to the back.

Stuff is growing!

Watch this space for visual updates. And thanks again for all the advice!

  • Carla

    Where are you putting the chicken coop? Because it’s only a matter of time. Also, this is awesome. If you have rhubarb, I would like some.

    • http://tonyj.net Tony Jones

      Alas, they’re not yet legal in Edina.

      • http://www.yearofplenty.org Craig

        That didn’t stop me but it looks like that might be tough to pull off with neighbors so close.

    • Vicki

      This made me LOL!

  • Alli

    looks amazing! i can’t wait to see your harvest. makes my garden look a little sad.

  • Larry Barber

    Why did you bother to rip up the sod, since you were going to use raised beds? The sod would have quickly rotted away under the top soil you put in the raised beds anyway. Seems like a lot of work for no discernible benefit.

    • http://tonyj.net Tony Jones

      I like uniformity.

    • http://www.mamabean.ca Mama Bean

      I thought the same thing! But it looks might nice either way :) Can’t wait to “watch it grow”

  • Ben

    CUTE!
    “*I* tore up a bunch of my lawn” you say. I don’t see any YOU in those photos! :) Looks like your kids did the tearin’!

    (from a guy with a Minnesota Mama, who gave up on his Seattle garden, heh)

  • Fred Peatross

    U should be on National Geo’s Prepper series

  • Colleen

    Lol! Uniformity is kind of anti organic, yes? Anyway, my flowers have all bloomed! My peonies before memorial day, my tiger lilies now….what is going to be left this summer? Dried up grass? I’m surprised with it all


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