Tuesday, May 27, 2014


We keep trying to extend our growing capabilities every year so that we can  save money and so we get fresher, better tasting fruits and vegetables.
As it happened this year, we needed to make more garden beds for more veggies!
Day 1:
 Just getting started, barely. This hill is tough on a new knee!

Janice was looking at the area behind the garden shed and decided we should build two stepped planters on that steep hill,

 Undoubtedly Janice did most of the work, although I did help a little.

All in all things went pretty smoothly this first day of the build.

Day 2:

The second day Janice finally got the sides in place. They really are coming along nicely.

Now all we have to do is fill them up and plant them.

They look pretty good. I think they will not only help hold the hillside in place so it won't wash out, it will make a great garden space.

The beds are 8' x 2' and about 2 feet deep. I really like the way they are looking.

Day 3:

The third day Don hauled compost over to the side of the garden shed and Janice shoveled it into the beds. Hard work but well worth it.

As you can see the beds are filled and planted.

Janice planted several different types of squash in these beds to start with since the compost was still not broke down well and squash are heavy feeders. Hopefully they will do well here.
Not to bad I think.


  1. What a great idea! And a LOT of work - good job, Janice (and D) - thanks for the pics, as it's given me some good ideas.

    1. Thank you Susan. It was a lot of work but really think I am going to like it. Happy to help give ideas where I can.

  2. Totally awesome - Janice rocks!!!