Even now, gardening is still one of my favorite things about spring. While growing your own produce is not difficult, it does require time and devotion. But if you stick with it, you'll be rewarded with the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor.
Most of my yard is vary shaded, thanks to the 10+ enormous oak trees. (If anyone has a use for thousands and thousands of acorns, let me know, I've got you covered.) There are few spots that get full sun for growing veggies, and most of them are not too big. Last year, too much shade in combination with the searing summer heat left my garden somewhat lackluster.
So this year, I had the idea to plant some things in cement blocks in sunny spot in my yard. Since these blocks are small and mobile, it seems to be a great solution. Time will tell!
I did a little bit of research, gathered my supplies, and got my garden on yesterday afternoon. The great thing about a cement block garden is that you can do it anywhere - no matter what type of soil or how little room you have. Think of it as a simple and frugal miniature raised bed.
Here's how I home-made my own raised beds for sugar snap peas:
|Maintaining: sunshine, water, and waiting. Can't wait to see (and eat!) what grows!|