Continuing story of my garden

July 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment


In May, my husband finished constructing raised beds for our garden. We’d looked at a plan and decided to make our own. Rather my husband figured out a plan to build the beds to fit into our sloping back yard. And since sandy soil makes it hard to grow some garden varieties, we decided this plan was good for our yard and we’d use a garden mix that has peat and compost in it already.



My husband and our neighbour, Pete, who lent a hand in the construction and moving into place.



Moving the soil from the pile in the driveway was a rather lengthy task, but done with the help of our daughter, as shown, with wheelbarrow and ramp and a steady hand for tipping the load. Granddaughters and I filled buckets with soil and for the second bed, Pete was there to lend a hand again, this time filling the wheelbarrow and pushing it to the back yard. We so appreciated his help.

DSCF7105One box in place, being filled.

We were pleased, at the end of the first afternoon that we could begin our planting.


planting garden with Grandma

Help with planting. They each have their own packet of bean seeds, one green and the other yellow.


DSCF7109 Then the  tomato plants and a few others, and the netting. All this in one day.

Once we had the second frame in place we could put in the rest of  the plants, basil, cucumbers and more tomatoes.





The cucumber, tomato plants and beans are all doing well, along with the peas my granddaughter started in her  Jr. Kindergarten class


IMG_20140603_192302The garden, along with strawberry plants, need tender loving care.



And we like strawberries especially. It’s a big watering can for a small girl to manage, but she’s ready and willing to help.



And here is where our garden is today. Small tomatoes are forming on the tall plants. There’s blossoms on the cucumber plants too. Waiting and watering for the day of harvest, which will be awhile yet.

Last evening I cut some slots in the netting so the tomatoes could grow. Also pinched off little new shoots that don’t need to be there so the energy can go to producing the fruits.  There are small tomatoes growing on the plants.

Waiting now for the tomatoes, cucumbers, beans to grow big enough to harvest.





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