Our Garden Bed

April 13, 2015

IMG_1405Hey guys! Spring Break is OVAH! Hope you guys had a blast. Jimmy and I were mentally pooped last night! Haha fun times.

Last week during Spring Break, we put together our garden bed. If you are interested in created your own, this is a very good option and it doesn’t take up much space. A couple of months ago, Jimmy ordered this garden bed from Amazon for only $50. It was very similar to this one. I didn’t realize how easy it was to put together because the kids were able to do it themselves. Jimmy also bought some landscaping fabric and placed that on the bottom of the garden bed to control weeds without the use of chemicals. 

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Get to work, kids! Even Emmy gets the idea. 

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The most expensive part of our garden was the organic soil and compost. I have thought about composting but decided to hold off on that for another year. We’re going to do one thing at a time for now. We took a trip to Home Depot with the kids and bought all of our supplies including our seeds and seedlings. 

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Spring break means manual labor, people! On this particular day, it hit 85 degrees! It was hot!

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IMG_1396I made a grid on a piece of paper and wrote down where everything would go. 

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We planted cucumbers, squash, lettuce, variety of herbs, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and mesclan mix. I can’t wait to harvest everything!!

20150408_110215JJ was busy looking for snails and worms. They found a bunch of worms in our yard to put in our garden. 
After we planted everything, we added a little fertilizer and made sure to water it thoroughly. 

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Since we have a lot of deer and rabbits, we needed to come up with a way to deter these animals from eating all of our food. We put these tall metal stakes in the ground. AND a plastic fence! For over a month, I saved all of our used coffee grinds, dried them and scattered it over the top of the soil. I heard this helps keeps animals and bugs away. Anyone else ever hear this? 

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Das right, deer and rabbits, you better recognize! #donteventhinkaboutit  This plastic garden fence is awesome! We got this from Home Depot for less than $8 for the roll and it goes all the way around the garden bed and hangs on the stakes. We kept the stakes from our previous home. If the animals somehow still manage to get into our veggies, then they deserve to eat them! 

IMG_1418We also planted a blueberry bush in a large container and put that on our little bistro table. 

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I’m praying that we will have something like this!!! This was about 4 years ago in our old townhouse. Since we lived on the end unit, we planted veggies along the side of the house. Look at how big and fresh they are! #getinmabelly

I’ll keep you posted on our progress! So far, we’ve already had the lettuce sprout from the soil from the seeds. So fun! If you are interested in having a garden, this is a great option! There is no digging involved! I’m by no means an expert but lmk if you have any questions on this particular set up. Have a great Monday!

<>< yuni

“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22

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