For the past several years Michael and I have been talking a lot about building a raised garden for our backyard. Something always got in the way. Mostly Michael's inability to build things, lol! This year I came upon a post over at Pioneer Woman's blog and showed him how simple it could be. We made a list, checked it twice (still forgot a few things) and headed out to Home Depot. I had a budget of $150, but to my surprise we only spent $56.00. WOAH!! That is my kind of project:) Of course this didn't include the loam, manure, cmpost etc. In all we spent about $200 on the whole project. Next year will be much less since we wont have to buy loam.
Many people are asking us why we didn't just clear a piece of our land. The reason is because we have HORID soil! It's sandy and we can hardly grow grass. We didn't think that vegetables would do so well.
We spent some time this weekend adding some fertilizer, compost, and worms to the garden. The kids were great helps! Lani even put on her special gardening outfit for the occasion.
A few weeks ago I went with my friend Lisa to a free gardening seminar at a local library. The speaker was super imformative and gave us lots of new and helpful information. So, now with everything she shared and help from Michael's Dad we should have a pretty good crop this year:) I plan on sharing some of what I learned in my next post. We'll be planting this weekend and praying that we don't get another frost covering like we did last night.