I have always wanted a garden. Last year, Jeff and I built 2 planter boxes...4x8ft. Nothing to big. Since we are always on a budget, we could only get one going this year. Dirt and Manure are expensive, if you get the good stuff. Step by step, our little house is becoming more livable, inside and out. The back yard is still a complete disaster, and so are the bedrooms and entryway, but off to the side of our front yard, that looks better and better every summer, is my little garden! I love fresh basil, ever since I started watching Rachel Ray on the food network. You can never find good basil in the store. Now I grab a handful whenever I need it!
Our little tomatoes are doing well! We just have tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, oregano, parsley, and carrots. It is a small garden, but I am so excited! Next year, when the other garden gets going, I am going to plant spinach and lettuce. Then I will have everything I need for a really great salad!
The white netting is for the tomatoes. Jeff's dad hooked us up with some great tips when he was in town. The tomatoes are suppose to climb up the netting and produce more tomatoes then they normally do in a cage. We also have a raspberry bush that we have been working on for a few years, and this year we are finally getting raspberries! We also planted strawberries last year, but they still are not producing berries yet. We still have lots of empty, dirt filled flower beds all over the front yard. We put curbing in last year and were going to fill them with flowers this summer...Maybe the flowers will go in next year. Little by little, I keep telling myself. It's only been 7 years after all :).