THAT’S a LOT of Dirt!

My grandma’s house sits on a corner lot and has a TON more room for a good garden than our yard. Our yard is pretty small and the only spot conducive to gardening is totally shaded. So, we were most excited when my grandma said she would let us do a garden in her yard! She’ll help with watering and weeding, eat what she wants from it and help with freezing and canning later on. David did a lot of research as to what would be the best way to proceed and he chose to do raised beds. He built them himself and we bought good gardening dirt from a local landscaper. David, along with a man saint from church shoveled dirt and hauled it in our kids’ wagon for hours, and then they were joined by another friend saint who brought a wheel barrow and helped finish. We got all the veggies planted and now we will wait for the fruits/veggies of his labor! Oh, and we also need to figure out how to keep the deer out as my grandma’s yard is one that gets a lot of deer! I’m excited to have a larger garden this year! It’ll be great to eat ORGANICALLY without the huge cost from a store. And, there is something so satisfying in eating food that you grew yourself! Do you have a garden? If so, what did you plant this year?

With these 4 raised beds we have 128 square feet of garden space!

With these 4 raised beds we have 128 square feet of garden space!

Yes, he loves to garden! And, yes, he's VERY tired in this photo!

Yes, he loves to garden! And, yes, he’s VERY tired in this photo!

Cora offering her 2 cents...

Cora offering her 2 cents…

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2 thoughts on “THAT’S a LOT of Dirt!

  1. Looks great! We have one large raised bed that we’e used for the last 3 years an have had extremely high yield, especially in tomatoes! We love our fresh veggies & fruits!

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