Sunday, February 28, 2010

Turning Leaves

Some snow has melted in the backyard, where it gets good sun so yesterday I went out to turn the leaves. Last fall's leaves from the back yard I put in a small area behind the garage. The intent is to compost the leaves and kill the grass where I expected a small garden to be. Since then my wife's plans have gotten grander and I've bought into it. Last year I expected to till up that area and that would pretty much be that, maybe put a fence around it if needed. Building a raised bed garden has increased the work and planning to be done. It's not level ground so it's more than just building a box.

Here's what it looks like as of yesterday. I should pick one spot to take pics from so I can show the progression. That might be an idea...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Planning the Raised Bed

It's a good thing I haven't posted what plan I've thought of yet, I've changed my mind about 7 times now. It's safe to say the plans have yet to be decided upon. Still plenty of time. Heck, we could possibly see 8-9 inches of snow early next week, or as little as nothing. Right now that system is coming in from southern Cal headed to St. Louis or North. They never know..

I think I know the garden Kate wants ideally, it kinda depends on what I am most comfortable building in that space. I'm thinking of time, labor, and material cost as well. I want to do it early but not in mud, either. on the plus side, I may get a new power tool out of this!

These are some of the firsts we will be experiencing in our first spring in our first house! All the other plants will be coming back in so there will be some plant drama with that as well.

This is actually fun!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

This Space Reserved

Last spring we bought our first house. This spring we will be building a raised garden bed and starting up our first garden. This blog will be a self-indulgent chronicling of this project, successes and failures. See you in the spring!