Yesterday my husband and I put a great deal of work into creating a space where we can grow some vegetables. Our reasoning for having a garden is two-fold, having vegetables that we grow and to save money. Since starting Weight Watchers I am realizing we spent a lot of money each week on vegetables and fruit. We specifically go through a lot of salad, spinach, and tomatoes and by starting a garden, I am hoping to offset that cost.
When we approached the area we wanted to work with there was a lot of broken glass, trash, and buried bricks. We just moved into this place and do not own it and the previous tenets left a lot of “buried treasure”. It took us a couple hours digging and filtering everything. The left side of the picture (darker soil) is where all of the bricks were buried. We took the bricks and created a border and laid down gardening fabric. The far wall (lighter soil) wasn’t in terrible shape. It just needed to be broken up, fertilized, and filtered to remove any trash or debris we don’t want in our garden. This entire space is now filled with spinach and lettuce. The slate in front of the beds was also found buried in this area so we just lined it up to make it easier for us to kneel down when we are working in the garden. I hope the grass in this area grows back quickly. It looks a little sad right now but hopefully that won’t be the case in a few weeks. Continue reading