A while ago, I mentioned that I was planning on creating a new vegetable garden with my friend on her front lawn. Well, we finally met yesterday to mark out the location of our beds and to plan our next steps.
If you look closely at the picture below you can see where we've painted out the bed lines.
We're planning on (10) 4' x 8' raised beds with additional in-ground plantings around the periphery. Of course, I'll still be keeping up with the kitchen garden here at Bloomtown, my home garden, but I'm really excited about the prospect of having a larger plot to work as well.
Lots of big ideas. Even though we're both really busy people, I'm confident that we'll be able to pull it off because we're both really excited about the prospect of growing more of our own food.
In any case, we should have loads of fresh produce, enough for both our families all summer long. But we're also planning on growing crops that will store well over the winter, and if all goes well, we'll do some canning, tomatoes for starters.
So far so good ...all smiles now. I'll keep you up to date on our progress. This is going to be a really exciting project, but a little daunting until we get a bit farther along.