The photos below illustrate the steps in making our Vegetable Garden in our backyard (it is facing east - sun in the morning until about 4 pm in summer).
Note: we decided to make a Garden when friends gave us 7 plants of tomatoes and 3 plants of peppers in small planters. We already had collard greens we seeded a month ago in a large container.
|DAY 1: Select the size of the garden|
and shave the grass.
Here 105 inches x 45 inches.
(the tomato, pepper planters and the container
with the collard greens are under the porch)
|DAY 1: Unroll the plastic borders under|
the sun to make them softer and straight.
|DAY 1: Top soil (20 bags),|
Garden soil (6 bags) and Mulch (1 bag).
|DAY 1: Cut the plastic border pieces to size.|
|DAY 1: Mark with stakes and twine|
the exact size of the garden.
|DAY 1: A visitor at night.|
|DAY 1: The visitor at night.|
|DAY 1: The visitor at night on a piece of |
the garden plastic border.
|DAY 1: The visitor at night near a tomato|
planter under the porch.
|DAY 2: Digging out the bermuda grass|
and its roots (rhizome) about
5 inches deep.
|DAY 2: Gluing together the corners|
of the plastic border pieces.
|DAY 2: The plastic border glue is drying|
under the porch.
|DAY 2: Top soil in the middle of the garden.|
It will be used to put the plastic
border in place.
|DAY 2: Bricks at the corners to support|
the plastic border.
|DAY 2: Plastic border on bricks secured|
in place with spikes.
|DAY 2: Top soil and garden soil|
with fertilizer added.
The garden is slightly sloped
for proper drainage.
|DAY 2: Lowest point of the garden connected|
to the existing French drain.
|DAY 2: More top soil and garden soil|
with fertilizer added.
|DAY 2: Garden ready for transplanting.|
|DAY 3: Planters moved from the porch|
to the garden.
|DAY 3: Digging a hole for one|
of the tomato plant.
|DAY 3: Moving a tomato plant|
from the planter to the garden.
|DAY 3: All the tomato and pepper plants|
are now in the garden.
|DAY 3: Collard greens transplanted|
and garden lightly watered.
|DAY 3: Light mulching to prevent too much|
evaporation during very hot days.
|DAY 4: Tomato cages added.|
|DAY 4: Garden completed.|
|DAY 5: Grading around the garden.|
|DAY 5: Job COMPLETED and it starts raining !|
MAKE NOW YOUR OWN GARDEN