Victory For Our Gardens.

Ready, set, plant...

Grab your wheelbarrow and dig in.
Grab your wheelbarrow and dig in. | Source
Vegetable seeds were planted 4/21/11
Vegetable seeds were planted 4/21/11 | Source
Vegetables at 21 days.  Radish will be ready in 7 days.  Then bush bean seeds will be planted.
Vegetables at 21 days. Radish will be ready in 7 days. Then bush bean seeds will be planted. | Source
Compost will be added before bush bean seeds are introduced into the soil.
Compost will be added before bush bean seeds are introduced into the soil. | Source
Vegetable Garden as of 5/29/11. Next phase will be adding the trellis for tomatoes/cucumbers.
Vegetable Garden as of 5/29/11. Next phase will be adding the trellis for tomatoes/cucumbers. | Source
Our little girl is helping out...
Our little girl is helping out... | Source

Raised Beds are the way to go...

My grandparents had a Victory Garden. Now it's time for my family to get busy establishing one, for our changing times. There are many books on the market to help us accomplish a successful vegetable garden. We chose Raised Beds for our choice of gardening.

We found a local company who offered bulk soil with organic matter, peat, & minerals already ready to go. After figuring out what it would cost to do-it-ourselves, it was clear that the way to go was with the pre-mixed bulk soil. The cost was half of what it would have been if we bought the different bags and did it ourselves.

My husband put the boxes together, added the soil and put notches in the top of the frame, so we knew where to plant everything. He drew lines with his finger and I cut the seed packs open, then he poked holes and dropped in a few seeds in each hole.

I got a notebook before hand and made a grid that noted what was planted in each grid.

So far, so good. Every seed we planted sprouted!

At another location we planted about a dozen potato eyes... now they are sprouting! I remember watering my grandparents potatoes and when my three siblings and myself visited them they played a game, and told us, "Whoever digs up the most potatoes will win a Quarter!" We always got excited about the quarter, however, after I was around seven or eight, I realized that what we were really doing was harvesting the potatoes! The quarter lost it's appeal. We did enjoy getting dirty and being outside, so eventually we just pulled up the potatoes to help them out.

Until we meet again... Francesca27

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chonett 5 years ago

Very nice way to garden in a useful and limited space.


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NTR57 5 years ago

Unbelievable! It's amazing how well your garden is growing. We had vegetable gardens when I was growing up, but there was always so many weeds. I hated pulling weeds! How often do you have to weed your garden?


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jbhearn95 5 years ago

We also have our garden growing, with basil, thyme, mint, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and more. Keep on growing!


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WandasHomePlace 5 years ago

What a garden and beautiful dog!


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gidget911 5 years ago

I want a garden like yours. My husband goes the distance and our garden looks like a mini farm.


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ajthesmeagol 5 years ago

I'm going to do this with my mom!

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