Beginning a Garden

Shades of Violet

This weekend, one of the planters in my backyard was transformed into a raised bed vegetable garden. This planter had once held only one, large rosemary plant, and was otherwise useless. The rosemary was torn out, as well as the red brick bordering and a wooden box built around it. The box was then filled with soil and later vegetables.

Before: Planter filled with Rosemary Before: Planter filled with Rosemary

Though I did not take part in the building of the wood box, it was an interesting process to watch and an essential part of building our garden.

After the removal of bricks and rosemary After the removal of bricks and rosemary

An empty canvas, ready to be filled with plants An empty canvas, ready to be filled with plants

The first step to securing a good future for your potential plants is making sure the soil is rich with the nutrients your plants will need. Don’t skimp on soil! It’s there to nourish your food.

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