The raised beds are finished. The asparagus, arugula, carrots, snap peas, and garlic are all planted. A few seedlings in my kitchen are poking out of the dirt. I made plant markers from some favorite stones. I spelled arugula incorrectly. I will pretend this was intentional.
My super-awesome brother-in-law helped transport a piece of cattle fencing yesterday that we’ve turned into an arbor for the veggies to grow on. The cattle panel is 16′ x 52″. Kyle drove four 5′ t-posts into the garden and tied the bent fencing to the posts with wire. The arch is 6′ across at the bottom and I can just reach the top if I’m on tip-toe. I’ll try to grow some mini-squash and sugar snap peas up one side and let the tomato vines climb up the other.
This is our first attempt at an actual vegetable garden, so we’re not expecting much – we’ll consider this a learning year. That doesn’t make me any less excited to see what the garden looks like in a few months, however. I am ready for these seeds to grow! Come on sun – warm that dirt. Please.