Thursday, April 15, 2010

And now for something entirely different

I have never had much of a green thumb. On the other hand, I despise buying terrible tomatoes and other produce at the grocery store. I got ambitious today. Let's be honest...I am not handy. My wonderful husband is, however he is currently out of commission due to a broken rib he sustained whitewater kayaking last weekend. Thus, it was up to me. I did some reading and decided that the easiest way to grow my own vegetables was to try a raised garden bed.

This would normally involve building said garden. Thankfully, Lowe's has these:

They're great for the non-handy!

3 hours and 2 trips to Lowe's later, I have this:

I've planted tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, red peppers, and parsley. I'd like
to plant some lettuces, but I couldn't find any.

This was under a made me sad. No baby robin will be coming out of it.


Elizabeth said...

Wonderful!! Fresh veggies you grew yourself are the best!

rgcarr said...

It looks great. You are doing it because you knew I grew tomatoes and peppers last year!! Just kidding. I am going to try again too. Hope they turn out great.

The Homeless Parrot said...

If this one works out well, I plan on planting 2 more and making little stone walkways between them!