Introduction: Backyard Garden

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This is my attempt at a small backyard garden started early May 2014. I have green beans corn & some tomatoes that I started from seeds.

Step 1: Accents

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I added two Shepard hooks to use hanging baskets for strawberries. I also made a small in garden compost bin out of scrap wood. All the materials use other than the baskets & Shepard hook were salvaged material.
I have sectioned off my garden so I am able to freely move around to water & weed. I am also attempting hanging tomatoes so I will keep my fingers crossed.
Also attempting growing potatoes in a stackable box.

Step 2: My Pallet Projects

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As you can see I have been busy

Step 3: June Update 2014

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Everything is healthy & thriving. Well other than the squirrels tearing though the corn no biggie still looks good to me

Comments

Brothawithgreenthumb (author)2014-06-19

Sweet set up. I used basic compost mixed with loam soil & coffee grounds

pfred2 made it! (author)2014-06-19

I have a little vegetable garden myself. This year I bought a bag of fertilizer at Tractor Supply Company and it seems to be doing something to me. I used to use Miracle Grow Garden Soil. Meh, I like TSC's stuff better. Let me add a picture of what my garden look like today. Left to right there is a bed of lettuce, and scallions, a bed of bush beans, two beds of tomatoes, peppers, and basil. Then on the ground are cucumbers, eggplant, and some more tomato plants.

The weather the beginning of this year was terrible, so I got a late start, and could not do some things I planned on doing. The left most bed is supposed to be strawberries, but I could not get it dug in time to plant it. Otherwise I'm pretty happy with how everything is growing.

On the bag of fertilizer there are instructions of how much to put down, so I used that to calculate what I needed to use. It said 2 pounds per 100 square feet so that worked out to 6.72 ounces for each of my raised beds? Something like that. In any event what I am trying to say is I tried to be quite precise in the administration of the fertilizer, and I think it is paying off for me now.

Brothawithgreenthumb (author)2014-06-19

Thank you

doc.kennedy (author)2014-06-19

You garden looks great!

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