Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Garden Beds

I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving. I certainly did. My husband and I and three of our friends went to spend Thanksgiving with my family in Douglasville. We had a wonderful day, and finished it off with some black Friday shopping at the Tanger outlets in Commerce by where we live. 

Last week my husband built me new garden beds and I am excited to show them off. 

Here is a picture of the old ones before I filled them with compost. As you can see there aren't very big. I believe they were 4' by 2'. 

The new ones he built are a whopping 8' by 4'!

I have so much more room now, and I am excited by being able to plant more vegetables next year. To fill the beds we just moved the existing dirt from the previous beds into the new ones. Then I moved 16 buckets worth of grass clippings and leaves that were in a big pile on the other side of the yard to fill them some more. As more leaves fall we will crush them up with the lawnmower and add them to the beds.

Two of the old beds we moved to the side of the house. I plan on putting up trellising and planting cucumbers and green beans in them next spring. 

In other news, I only have two more weeks of school until this semester is over! I am really looking forward to Christmas break.

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