Making my Gardens
Last year I had many flowers and herbs. I tried to grow bush beans but they flooded and burned up. I had six tomato plants. I think the birds ate more then we did.
This year I have plans for more food The first thing we need to do is clean this mess.
So this is what I was starting with. Everything had to be weeded. Volunteers needed to be move. With my mother and husbands help it is coming along. We took out the Tomato planter. Using most of our terracotta pots we made a tower. I plan on putting in lettuce, spinach, radishes and carrots in there. I thought I had taken a few pictures before the following ones to show progress. I guess I didn't.
See all that soil. We used more then twice that and were not even finished then.
You can see the dark spot where the tomatoes used to be. The Lemon Grass has been cut back. I plan on moving it and the lavender. The white "poles" are 6inch PVC pipes. I have a 2 1/2 in circle saw to drill holes in them. Then they will be vertical planters for strawberries.
We used concrete blocks to frame the bed. First we lined the bottom with paper bags. On top of that we put kitchen scraps. There were a lot of egg shells. The came the dirt. As you can see we still need a lot more dirt at this point.