Hello Tuesday! I unexpectedly took Monday off because my Internet connection blew up – not literally, but you know what I mean right? Anyhow, it’s fixed so I’m back. I know you were worried. 😉
I was featured over at Eclectically Vintage over the weekend which was such an honor.
When my dad was in town visiting
he helped me build he built me a raised garden box using 2 x 12’s and a couple pieces of 2 x 4’s in the corners for support.
Then I got to have some fun playing in the dirt. This is my first ever vegetable garden, so I wanted to start small. I planted some herbs and veggies. It’s basically a salad garden. Once everything was planted it was time to decorate. I mean – you know me – right? How could I not spruce up this little wooden box?
I painted only the outside with a watered-down outdoor craft paint. From all that I read painting the outside with a water based paint is perfectly safe. It also helps to protect the wood since this is untreated lumber. I attached a little garden sign that I made using an old fence board.
My girl helped me make some garden markers.
I finished them off with a little piece of twine at the top.
These pictures would have probably come out better if I had shot them in the middle of the day instead of the early evening. There wouldn’t be so many shadows; but then I wouldn’t have been able to capture this one…….
…….and I wouldn’t have a snazzy post title. 😉 Sometimes laying by the pool with the kids all day and then doing a blog photo shoot just works out better.
We’re checking things off the summer list left and right over here.
Are you growing any veggies or herbs? How are you growing them – raised box, planter, or in the ground? Anyone have any advice for a newbie veggie gardener?