Our vegetable garden has slowly evolved over the last four years. But this past week, we have finally reached what was first envisioned.
Here are the befores, durings, and afters. Enjoy!
Our very first vegetable garden perched atop the sunny hill. This is the only suitable location which has enough sunlight.
It was quite a mess of marigolds and tomatoes.
For our pole beans, Josh rigged up some pipes and netting.
Then we decided to add more structure and better soil by making raised beds.
Each season, we added another raised bed until all three were complete. The two on the left are squares and the raised bed on the right is a long rectangle. We still used the pipes for our pole beans. It worked…..except for when a wind storm knocked it down!
Last week, we decided to add the finishing touches to our raised beds: I stained all the wood boxes and Josh created a pole bean trellis between the two square raised beds.
Doesn’t it look great??? It will soon be covered in green….
Josh drilled in the screws while I wrapped the twine up and down. The beans are almost ready to start climbing it.
Our sugar peas are in full production! We’ve been picking them over the past few days, and we’ll have our first taste tomorrow.
Here is what we are growing this year.