Project: Backyard Garden, Part 3


I have to say, after a month or so of hard work, (mostly on the boyfriend’s behalf), the garden is looking awesome!

Garden collage 2Here’s a before and after from just a month ago, and today. I’m amazed! The pallets are growing like crazy! We already went and pulled lettuce and arugula off the top pallet shown to make a salad the other day.Garden Collage

Here’s another before and after. The bottom before and after shows the patio we re-assembled that cost me half a fingernail.

June 30 Garden 3

The onions are coming up really nicely. We got a starter pack at the Home Depot for those.

June 30 Garden 1

One little yellow zucchini!

June 30 Garden 4

Mint. I’m ready for Mojitos.

June 30 Garden 7

Those tomatoes are taller than me. Taller than boyfriend. Who is over 6 feet tall. I remember him planting them in the fall and seeing them grow to what they are now.

June 30 Garden 2

MORE tomatoes. We will soon have enough to start a small italian restaurant.

June 30 Garden 6

We built this A-Frame out of two pallets and filled it with dirt, and basil plants.

June 30 Garden 5

We built a rain barrel out of a 55 gallon food grade tub we got on Craigslist for $8. We got about $10 worth of parts at the home depot to finish it off. I’ll do a post about that next!

June 30 Garden 11

No strawberries yet, but when it happens, I can’t wait!

June 30 Garden 8

And this may be my favorite part of the yard… The patio, the path, my patio furniture put to use! I can’t wait to start harvesting the cucumbers, snap peas, strawberries, carrots, onions, radishes, lettuce, arugula, herbs, zucchini, broccoli, peppers… and the many other investments we’ve made in the yard! Happy Gardening!

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