My first vegetable garden is finished!


My husband did an AMAZING job creating this veggie garden for me! I’m so excited! It took longer than we thought to build it, but it’s officially done!!! We were able to buy the lumber on clearance at our local Menard’s for only $20!!! You know me and our budget – so this was something we wanted but only if it was cheap. I was gong to just put each plant in its own 10 gallon bucket, but my husband insisted on giving me this gorgeous raised garden bed instead. I’m glad he did – it definitely looks better than a bunch of really green Menard’s buckets. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m so excited about having our own veggies – to eat fresh and to can! We’re growing tomatoes, peppers, chivesย and lettuce. All plants that are SUPPOSED to be easy to grow. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m also excited to grow this garden with Z and show him where some of our veggies come from and how they grow.


If you all have any helpful hints, please let me know – I know to water the plants…I can do that. My concern is making sure we don’t get bugs on the plants. I suppose I’ll just stand out there all day and shoo them away. That should work. OR maybe I get a scarecrow for my garden!!! Hmm…

We’re hoping that, with the bed being raised, we won’t have a problem with animals, but I’ll keep you posted on that. The garden is in an enclosed patio (condo-living) so that should help as well. Hopefully…the good news is that it was finished last night and when I checked this morning, the plants are in there and don’t appear to have died. Don’t laugh, I can kill a plant faster than anyone I’ve ever heard of! I just have to look at them, it seems!

So I have an agreement with our other outdoor plants (no, I don’t have any inside – they die within seconds, it seems…), I will largely ignore them and only come around to weed. I don’t talk to my plants. I tried that and it didn’t work. I admire them, but largely stay away so that they don’t feel crowded or whatever it is that makes them not like me.

If you have any fool-proof methods to grow these plants, please let me know! I want all the advice I can get! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Mainly how to make sure bugs don’t get to them – I’ve heard that can be a problem.)

2 thoughts on “My first vegetable garden is finished!

  1. LOVE it, Mandy!!! What a beautiful garden! Can’t wait to garden & can when we get our own place. ๐Ÿ™‚

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