1 Foot Vegetable Garden

3x3 Vegetable Garden

3×3 Vegetable Garden

Well…it’s slightly more than a foot…but the idea is that you grow one vegetable within 1 foot square.
My garden is 3×3 by 1 foot deep. My handsome husband deserves a pat on the back for constructing this little garden!!

So we sealed all the wood up, built it and filled it all up with soil/compost. Then I planted in the seedlings of my growing veggies. Some of the seedlings are a bit young I think, so I’m hoping I haven’t moved them too soon, but some of them were definitely ready for a bigger growing space! I also planted the lettuce and carrots which instructed to sow directly.

Also, the pepper seeds didn’t germinate with the other ones…don’t know why, they were in the exact same conditions, but oh well. So I have attempted to just plant straight pepper seeds. I didn’t read up on this or anything, I just grabbed the seeds from a pepper I was using for dinner and planted them in the soil…so we’ll see what happens there!

So there are 9 vegetables planted in my 3×3 foot garden, and I can’t wait for them to start growing to eat them hopefully in a few months!!

Can’t wait to see how my little Garden Experiment turns out!


Garden Project – Painting

The completed Trellises

The completed Trellises

The painting is complete! It took a little longer than expected, but that’s alright. It’s done and it looks a million times better!!

I decided to go for the “Antique White” colour. As chances are they will start to yellow anyway, so this way at least they are all the same colour of yellowed-white.  It worked out really well, as it sort of matches the wood of the planter boxes below.  By the way, excuse the darkness of the picture, the day I decide to take a picture is the slightly more cloudy day!

As the sun has been shining a lot more around here our small solar lights are starting to light up again. This looks really pretty and nice. Although, we are going to look into some better and brighter ones, as these don’t really light up the garden and the amount they do only lasts for a couple short hours! I’ve got a couple other ideas though to improve the lighting in this area!

Hopefully within the next couple weeks I plan on putting together a little herb garden – got a few cute ideas for those – so stay posted!!




Garden Project

I know it’s only February and because I live in the UK chances are I won’t get to enjoy a garden until June (and then for only a month or two if I’m lucky), but I have decided my next project is going to be updating our “garden” space.    In reality, it’s just a stone/brick/concrete courtyard. There is no grass to keep up, no flower bed, no hanging planters. On one level, I quite enjoy this. I’m a minimalist gardener anyway. I’m not really into huge flower beds and towering plants. I had weeding, so this is almost a perfect garden…it’s just a little cold and boring looking!  Last summer, we spend a weekend and made some “baseboard” planters, and then planted some ivy in them hoping this will eventually climb up the surrounding wall. We also added some Solar Lights…but most of them don’t see a lot of sun, which defeats the purpose a bit.

One part of gardening I really do like, it herbs and vegetables! I like that they are practical! So this year I want to invest a bit more time into that.  I’ve seen a few really good ideas floating around pinterest that I can’t wait to try out!

I will add a before and after, and hopefully some during, photos…but you’ll have to wait until the weather is at least marginally better before I get a camera outside!

I’m quite excited about this project and can’t wait to have a nice garden area to hang out in during the, brief, summer months!
Check back soon to see photos and updates!