We convinced my dad to come down and help us plant a box garden. I was pretty proud of myself that I went to lowes all by myself and purchased everything neccessary to actually build the box and built it myself. I know it's four pieces of lumber..but you just don't understand how "home improvement challenged" I am.
Needless to say, Conrad and I put it up and I asked my dad, "How much soil do I need to get for this thing?" He said, "Ummm for that size, probably seven or eight 40 pound bags"...so ya, no. SEVERAL trips to the store and over 40 bags of organic soil, peat, and manure later and we filled the eight by eight box! Who knew forty bags fill so little??!
My Papaw Laymon was the family gardener and he passed it down to my dad, who was excited to pass it down to me...er uhhh the kids! They love love love to go out everyday and watch our garden grow and WOW is it growing! Everyday brings a new discovery and a new sprout or two.
We planted tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, radishes, onions, pumpkins, cilantro, mint, basil, asparagus, spinach, and lettuce. Oh is it all beautiful with all of this rain! So far, we are big fans of growing things, and Conrad wants to make sure I give him proper acknowledgement for all of the grunt work he put into this little plot of land..it was mostly he who lugged those 40 bags of soil to our box! Thanks Babe! And thanks Dad for making the trip down to do some dirty work!