Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Best Hubby & Veggies Galore

A few months ago, I mentioned to Darling Hubby how I really wanted a raised vegetable garden. I didn't request anything specific, just something to keep the critters out and the veggies flowing. I would have been totally fine with a prebuilt box. Darling Hubby had something else in mind . . .
The very beginning:
 His outlined vision:
His backbreaking project:

OMG! A 5ft by 9ft garden?! Give a man some tools and a lot can happen. Luckily our friend Erik had everything David needed. And Erik was kind enough to help out on the first box. And because one wasn't enough, David built another "smaller" one just above this monstrosity. The depth on both of these is insane too. Part of our property is on a hillside, so this made for a time consuming project. Not to mention a costly one with having the soil hauled in and placed.

I feel like it took longer than most to get our veggie garden looking prosperous. Not sure if the soil was amended too much or too little or bad seeds or not enough water or too much water (thank goodness for drip lines), etc. But nonetheless, here we are:
We have a lot going on in our boxes. Pictured above: English cucumber, squash, tomatoes, basil, mint, bok choy, and peppers. We also have asparagus, carrots, onions, snap peas, parsley, oregano, and the list goes on.

Looking forward to creating fresh and healthy meals with our bounty. Thank you Darling Hubby. I love you.


  1. Wow, that's an awesome veggie garden! Well done you two!

  2. Beautiful!!! Enjoy it! Did you put a gopher wire underneath it? In our garden we have many of them and it helps to put a wire to prevent them from pulling your beautiful veggies under ground... ~ Melike

  3. I need the secret to keeping basil alive. Is it the drip? I have a knack for killing mine.

  4. How awesome is this????!!! I'am in garden envy!!!