Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beautifying our yard

One of the many things the Mister and I have been up to as of late is building ourselves a garden. Last year we planted tomatoes, jalapenos, cucumbers and strawberries in pots and while we were ecstatic to have fresh veggies, it just wasn't quite enough for us.

Behold, three weeks worth of work and all the garden our little yard will hold!


Whadya think?

We built the whole thing ourselves from a big ol' pile of wood in our garage. We have two 2x10 ft and three 2x8 ft raised beds and the arches you see hold our herb garden (the one in the back) and our cucumber and bean plants (the one in the front).

After this photo was taken, we purchased these for each of the posts. They're solar and they make our yard glow at night.


We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans, yellow squash, zucchini, jalapenos, some other sort of pepper Jim picked out, pumpkin, watermelon, cantaloupe, fennel, basil (sweet and purple), Italian parsley, sage, thyme, dill and oregano.

Here are some of our first veggies, a cute little tomato and a cucumber that we just harvested this morning.


We can't wait to finish sprucing up our outdoor space so we can spend some time outside this summer! The rest of our plans include finding a nice table a chairs and planting around the rest of the yard. We are also on the hunt for a cute little fountain to put in one corner and some other lights because it's not quite bright enough in the dark with the post lamps.

Do you plant a garden every year? If so, what are your favorite fruits/veggies/herbs to grow?


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