Hit the Deck!

Today I decided to tackle the deck, which needed a good cleaning. I wanted to sweep out all the leaves, hose down the seats to get the pollen out, and especially clean up the deck boxes for the herbs we already purchased. It took the better part of the day because we also had work…

Pollen Attack!

Sunday night I experienced a bloody nose and the next morning I had some major allergies, which warned me that all of the pollen in the air wasn’t very good for me, especially when spending a good 6 hours playing with dirt and plants. Therefore, on Monday I decided to close up the house and…

Last weekend, Sunday II

After I finished box 1, I started to help Eric with the second bed. We filled it up and used 5 bags of the same fertilizer to till this soil. Our last bit of work was to use the rake to break up any chunks and smooth out the bed. Planting would have to wait…

Last weekend, Sunday

Finally, I was ready to put plants into the ground. We ended up going to Home Depot for more companion plants, which are plants that grow well with my focused plants and also repel bad insects while attracting good insects. I had to remember some of the lessons we learned at Epcot’s Flower Garden festival,…

Last weekend, Saturday

I was able to find a very nice company that would deliver the soil and their name is Mass Mulch. They delivered 9 cubic yards of screened loam and put it in a way so I could still get my car out of the garage. It cost about $350. We also purchased a new cart…

What happened in April/May?

At first, we pursued the option of having a landscaping company come in to build the boxes and fill them with soil, but $6,000 was a wee bit out of our range. Eric and I sat down to figure out the costs of wood and a new table saw and decided to do this whole…

The Beginning

Last year my husband and I bought our very first house with a huge backyard. The previous owner had tended the land very well and it was an empty canvas. At first, we started with a box garden experiment and had great results! This year, we took the lessons we learned from last year and…