Last Saturday we planted a vegetable garden. We started with this dirt patch. It's the perfect spot for a few reasons:
1. It gets full sun.
2. It's right next to the spigot.
3. It's in a totally enclosed area of my backyard (there was a hot tub in that spot before I moved in here), meaning it keeps the plants sheltered from the wind, the dogs, and any kids who might want to investigate.
Here's what it looked like early in the day. At this point I had raked off all the pine needles (that's the mess on the bricks) and hosed it all down for a couple hours to soften it up.
Next I got started on churning up all the dirt with a gigantic garden fork. Meanwhile, Lily and Chris were keeping busy with batting practice.
They took a break from baseball to come help me do some digging.
We were left with this.
Then we put some topsoil on top.
After churning that up a little and smoothing it all out, it was time to set up the seeping hoses.
And here it is after we set up the hoses and planted everything. There's zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon, tomato, cantaloupe, peppers, basil, rosemary, and cilantro.
I have absolutely no gardening ability, so my fondest wish is to generate at least one piece of edible produce. Anything beyond that would just be gravy.