Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  Alex and I have always dreamed of being those types of real gardeners,  the kind that eat there own carrots all year and never buy a store bought tomato and have enough to feed their neighbours too.  The problem is, we suck at gardening.  I don't have a clue what I'm doing and Alex is usually too busy to help me out.  This year though,  we both want to make an effort.  We really want to be amazing gardeners,  it might not happen this year,  but at least we'll try some new things and maybe learn what works and what doesn't.  So,  here is a tour of our soon to be garden.

This is the first time ever we have tried to start our own seeds.  We used egg cartons, milk cartons, and last years seedling pots and then strawberry containers to make a little green house. So far, so good but, I hear the tricky part is transitioning them to the garden.

And here is our new garden.  Soil to come soon (hopefully).  We are going to try the square foot gardening method,  we'll see how it goes.  After a few years of our garden getting completly washed out or having terrible weeds or some type of disease we finally took the plunge and got raised beds.  I'm so excited.

This is our compost system.  We put all of our new compost in the garbage can with holes in it.  We roll it around everyday to mix it up.  Then we store our almost ready compost in this box type thingy that Alex made out of old pallets he got for free at home hardware.

I can't wait for the weather to get nice.  I'll try to update our garden progress through out the summer.