The Backyard Garden…

The O’shea family have been very busy this spring.  While the blog sat silent, gathering dust, all activity was concentrated in the outdoors area of our home.  Our desire to grow food has over the past month or so evolved into something a little more complex.  The desires to take a stand, heal the land, heal our lives, preserve our children’s  future have all sprung up from this little seedling of an idea to grow food.  I’ll expound on this at a later time.  For now, I just wanna show you what we’ve been up to. 

garden8x3bedsThe start-up:

  • 5 raised beds sized 8’x3’
  • 2 raised beds sized 8’x2’
  • 1 raised bed sized 12’x3’
  • mulched pathways
  • a compost bin
  • two tater tires

The supplies:

  • 90 bags of topsoil
  • 60 bags of organic compost
  • 1 pallet of mulch
  • 12’ boards
  • 8’ boards
  • 2”x2” posts
  • screws
  • a level
  • rubber mallet
  • 4 pallets

garden12x3 garden8x2s



Our goal is to grow as much food as possible on our little bits of land which total about 190 square feet of actual cultivated space.  We purchased our seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  We also had a few Ferry Morse things lying around so we’ve started some of those too, though I’m hesitant to put them in the beds.  The herb seeds came from Mountain Rose Herbs and there’s about 20 – 30 varieties of those alone.  We’ll see how much of that actually gets planted. 

So far we have onions, peas, lettuce (leaf and head), potatoes, cukes, tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli, peppers, and carrots started.  Things are growing well.  My main concern at this point is keeping the rabbits out of it all.  So far, so good.



One response to this post.

  1. It looks great! Get a cat to combat those rabbits! 😀


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