Monday, April 4, 2011

The Schell's Are Growing!

A garden that is!!

(Had you all fooled didn't I?!?)

Just like last spring I decided to plant a garden. Last year my husband built me a raised garden bed in our back side yard for me to plant in. It really is the only way to grow a garden here in the desert...and it gives you so much more control over what you are doing! You get to fill it with the best soil and you can plant your plants much closer together, thus getting a larger harvest for a small area. I also found that weeds are practically non-existent...I barely have to pull any! It is constructed with redwood and is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 1 foot deep. We then ordered 1 yard of good soil from a local landscape supply company and I added a two bags of mulch from Lowe's.

This year I planted tomatoes, peas, carrots, green onions, summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers. Everything has sprouted so far and for the time being they are all doing amazing. The peas were the first to sprout and everything else followed suit quickly afterwards, with my tomato plants already starting to bloom!

I can't wait to be able to collect my first items for harvest.

So is anyone starting to plant yet? Are you doing a traditional garden or a raised bed?


  1. You had me! I am starting with a tomato plant. My very first "garden" item. If all goes well, and I keep it green, next year I will do a raised garden with lettuce, carrots, and who knows what else. My mom has a fantastic raised garden! I just want to make a salad every time I see it!

  2. Oh I so want a garden but the kids keep telling me know and reminding me that last years garden resulted in not even one tiny little sprout!

    Someday I'll do it!

    I'm a new follower... you're killing me with all these cupcake recipes!


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