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my first garden.

April 28, 2009


After tons of thought and talk about taking the homegrown plunge, I finally took direction from the current issue of ReadyMade. Our neighborhood isn’t known for it’s quality of soil, so the above-ground bed seemed like a perfect solution (it’s also Idgie-proof, hence the chicken wire surround).

It took a little over 2 hours (including one trip to Lowe’s to pick up more sod), a lot of sweat and a bit of elbow grease (the hardest part, by far, was the digging-up of the top layer of existing grass). Plan ahead! You’ll need at least 13 bags of sod to fill the entire frame.

I decided to go simple with the planting: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green onions and a variety of herbs. Some are seeds, which worry the novice gardener in me, but I figure I can replenish any duds with farmers’ market finds over the next month.