August 31, 2011

Our New Veggie Patch + Crazy Weather!


I was watching Gardener’s World on Saturday morning and decided it was finally time to make that raised bed to grow some veggies in. Monty said that you can fill it with Hungarian Rye seed to act as a green manure protecting the space until Spring. So I sent Hubby to work right away to build me one. We’d talked about doing this for a while but weren’t ready to decide where to put it and what to grow in there.

Hubby was so pleased to be given a new project to do, he loves working with scraps of wood to create things.




Finished!! I am so pleased with it. We just need to get some compost to put in and then sow our seeds Open-mouthed smile


Ellie approves lol!

Just as we finished and were ready for lunch look what happened…


Hail!! In August!!! And not just little tiny hail, big huge hail!! Glad we had finished and could shelter inside.



View from our kitchen window.

It didn’t last long thankfully and the sun came back out. My prayers are with those affected by the hurricane.

Hope you all are safe and well.





Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

it looks great. God let it pour just in time for you to finish! I pray your seeds will reap you a wonderful harvest!

Angel said...

looks great! can't wait to see what you grow in there. that crazy hail! hope it didn't ruin any of your other pretty flowers

Niki said...

Thanks Kimberly!

Niki said...

Thankfully nothing was damaged x

Allison said...

Very nice work! And your dog is adorable :-)

juliabadgley said...

Good work! I hope you get many delicious veggies. I tried to grow a couple this year, but didn't have any luck. I pulled up my radishes to find... absolutely nothing!

Sue Anderson said...

Niki~I love your raised vegetable garden. I had one years and years ago. So much fun.


Sue Anderson said...

Sorry - did not mean to leave ???. LOL I meant to leave ???!


Sue Anderson said...

SORRY AGAIN! Your blog will not accept hearts! So sorry!

Zuda Gay Pease said...

I think raised beds would be so handy! I can't seem to talk anyone around here into agreeing with me.

Becky K. said...

Such a sweet garden. How nice that your husband enjoys making things for you. Mine does too but lately the routine maintenance keeps us from doing some of the fun stuff.

Elisabeth said...

How cool is that raised bed! I like the way you said "so I put my husband right to work on it." Ahaha, I need a husband :-)

Judy said...

that looks great -- you'll have to share again once you plant.

Judy said...

Looks great - You'll have to share once you plant.

Laura said...

Cute dog. Mine is half dalmation, half black lab.
Hmmm that actually looks like tiny hail to me. ;-)

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Great idea to come up with your little garden. Sure you'll grow healthy veggies from that and before you knew it you would have plenty and healthy vegetables to harvest. Perfect for making fresh salads!