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Gardening: A New Hobby

For years I had always said I don’t have time to grow plants because I’m busy growing kids.  We have finally reached a season where we are able to grow plants while not ignoring our six vibrant children.  I never knew gardening could be so much fun, relaxing, and rewarding.  As I get older, I’m more convinced that we need more nature.  Having a little garden to cultivate forces us outdoors and enjoy nature more regularly.

A couple of months ago, we decided to convert part of our back lawn for veggie gardening. This is what our back lawn looked like before:

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My handy husband built four planters from a design he found online:

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… and together with everyone in the family, we transported several cubic yards / truck loads of compost and soil from local sources to our home and then our backyard:

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We then sprayed the old grass with undiluted vinegar, dug holes with a post hole digger, and put in four total planter beds and filled them in. Here’s what they look like today:

 

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In addition to the four new planters, we have other existing beds in our garden where we are growing different types of zucchini, tomatoes, kale, stevia, lettuce, etc.

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We look forward to a fruitful summer where we can enjoy the fruit (and veggies!) of our labor as well as sharing with friends.

Posted in Gardening, Photos.


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