Our first "real" garden: 25 by 6 ft.
Justin (my husband) and I recently decided to really try our hands at vegetable gardening. We both are interested in living a more self- sustainable life style and recognize that one of the first ways to do that is through growing your own food. While we have done a rather small garden once in the past, we are both pretty green to growing a larger size garden started with just seeds. I plan to track our gardens progress on my blog so that I can learn from our mistakes and so that others trying to grow veggies in South Louisiana will be able to learn from our mistakes and successes- or at the very least point and laugh at our meager attempts. :)
The picture above is the result of many hours of work including multiple tillings of uncultivated land, shoveling yards of free compost from our local consolidated government, and, finally forming 3 rows and covering with a weed barrier. We are attempting to grow zucchini, squash, tomatoes, snap beans, carrots, rosemary, basil, oregano, bell peppers, and jalapeños.
After hours of hard work in the hot sun I enjoyed the cool afternoon breeze that only Spring can offer by reading a book from the library and relaxing on an outdoor blanket given to me by a friend.