A few weeks ago, we took the plunge to start up our summer garden again. Prince Charming built another planter box for us, and we took an entire morning to loosen the ground, spread soil, and plant our seeds. You can see how badly the garden looked before and after in the gallery shown below. It definitely looks so much better!
This year, we planted sweet corn, carrots, watermelon, cucumber, zucchini, sunflowers, geraniums, daisies, basil, parsley, oregano, cosmos, echinacea, and zinnias. Oh, and something else that the kids planted much earlier in the season…which we think may be peppers?
If you’d like to start your own raised garden bed, check out how we did it a few years ago by clicking here. Make sure when you are planting that you are placing your plants where they will get the right amount of sun. We switched our flowers with our vegetables, because of the way the sun hits our house. Also, make sure you know how often to water your plants. You don’t want to drown them, but you don’t want to starve them either.
So as of right now, our plants are looking wonderful. As much as I hated spending so much money on it (probably just under $100)–I hope it will be worth it for all of the fresh vegetables we’ll (hopefully!) have in the end.