The first item on our list, the raised garden bed, is well under way. Earlier this week, my son and my husband built the frame...
The boys built me a gorgeous frame! Our first attempt at raised bed gardening is small- just a 3 x 3 foot space. We are going to try it this summer and see how it goes. Depending on the results, we will probably do at least 2 raised beds next summer.
Now time for the soil! We bought garden soil from the big chain. To make the soil richer, we mixed in used coffee grounds that I have been saving for weeks. I also picked up a large garbage bag full of used coffee grounds from Starbucks. (Great tip- ask your local Starbucks or any coffee shop to save coffee grounds for you for a day or two. It is wonderful for fertilizing your garden and it is 100% FREE. You just have to be willing to pick out all the soggy coffee filters, but a small sacrifice to make. ;) Bonus- my car smelled like fresh brewed coffee for days after taking the grounds out of my trunk!)
Next up? The actual planting of the garden! Stay tuned for more updates. :)