Tomatoes and carrots to be!

comments (4) April 25th, 2010 in Gallery

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Watch the transformation of this ugly space into a beautiful tomato and carrot bed!
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Watch the transformation of this ugly space into a beautiful tomato and carrot bed!Click To Enlarge

Watch the transformation of this ugly space into a beautiful tomato and carrot bed!


Unfortunately, I forged ahead so strongly with this bed, I forgot to take progress photos!  So, this is only before and after.  Although I have been planting my whole life, this is the first garden bed I've ever built all by myself, so I'm pretty proud of myself!

The process, briefly, involved digging up the ground, pulling out roots and weeds, adding compost and organic garden soil mix (mixing it in, watering it and letting it sit for several days), in the meantime, I had the wood pieces cut for me at the hardware store, then screwed the pieces together at home, set the bed in the ground around the pile of rich soil I'd created (not from scratch), and finally planted my tomato starts and carrot seeds in between, topping off with a mulch made from felled trees from my backyard chipped last summer, and a really spindly fence type thing to discourage my chickens from eating all the new plant growth and worms out of the soil.

Yay!  Even though this bed is by no means perfect (the corners are all different, for one!) it was so empowering to build it myself, and to be looking forward to my favorite vegetable (I mean fruit!) coming up in a few months.


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Comments (4)

JisMine writes: Really great effort.....
Posted: 5:04 am on March 31st
tommyrice writes: great work
Posted: 2:02 am on January 11th
alanperez writes: Best of luck for future.. KEEP IT UP!!!
Posted: 10:21 am on July 9th
adamrussell writes: Good work
Posted: 12:32 am on May 15th
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