Hey there! I have been working for several weeks on my vegetable and herb garden. I didn’t plant a fall garden last year due to Hurricane Harvey and being busy with other things so I am super excited about this spring garden!
This is what my garden area looked like before I started prepping and planting it.
Yikes! I actually hadn’t even stepped into my garden for months and it was super neglected. As you can see the box in the back of the garden didn’t even have dirt in it yet.
I went to the local hardware store and bought dirt. 1400 lbs of dirt. My sister Charlotte was visiting from Arkansas so she helped me unload all of the dirt and dump it into each area. We also added some compost to add nutrients.
Last year I decided to try composting with a composting bag that I found on Amazon. It’s a great bag and works well. However, I wasn’t too fond of having to physically turn the compost in the bag when it’s 100° outside.
So this year I invested in a really easy compost bin. This bin from Miracle Grow is awesome for me because once I add the leaves, grass, paper, fruit rinds, etc., that I want to compost I don’t have to manually turn the compost. All I have to do is “spin the wheel” once a day 5 to 10 times. In about 4 weeks I will have some fresh dirt that will be very nutritious for my garden. I still use my composting bag to get my compost started and then put it in the composting bin when I’m ready to start a new batch of dirt.
I hope that next year I won’t have to buy near as much dirt. I think it is truly amazing that we can “make” dirt!! Who would have thought? Not me, that’s for sure.
Last year I just planted stuff, watered and hoped for the best. This year I have decided to take more interest in my garden so I got this Gardening Notebook. It has everything I need to plan my garden, including worksheets to keep track of what grows and what doesn’t. It’s a great resource.
After 4 weeks of growing this is what my squash plants look like! And I just succession planted some more seeds today. Can’t wait until they start producing!!
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Are you planting a spring garden? Let me know in the comments.