{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Hillbilly Raised Bed #ww

I am still alive, promise! Summer is kicking my butt though and I haven’t really had time to blog. Today, I finally planted the veggie plants in the raised beds. It took me 3 1/2 hours to weed out last year’s junk and get my plants in the ground. Then I had to rig up […]

Our Raised Bed Gardens are growing!

I keep meaning to post updates on how well our raised bed gardens are doing, but by the time I get around to it, they’ve grown again! It’s been almost a month since we filled them with manure, and about three weeks since we started planting the seeds and plants. With the hot humid temperatures […]

Filling our raised bed gardens with horse manure

Last Saturday we finally located a wonderful source of material to fill our raised beds with. My aunt and uncle sent me to a nice man who has been composting his horse manure for over twenty years! We hooked on to the trailer and drove the 10 miles out to his farm to load up. […]

My raised bed Garden Plan – 2011

Since this is the first year that we are trying the Square foot gardening method in our new raised beds, I wanted to make sure that I had a good plan in place.¬† Usually I graph out our large gardens on graph paper in long rows of vegetables. Using this new method, each square foot […]

How to build a raised bed vegetable garden!

This year was going to be the year that I said the heck with it and didn’t have a garden. That lasted about 2 weeks then I knew I was just kidding myself! A garden is a MUST for us! We need to be able to eat fresh green onions, cherry tomatoes, and have plants […]