Memorial weekend was hot and humid at my parents house. I was very excited to visit for the holiday, anticipating swimming and grilling at our lake house…but first…I had to help Dad plant his raised bed garden. I certainly didn’t arrive empty handed…
but it was time to go to work!
When I pulled up to the house, my brother was shoveling out a truckload of mushroom compost from the bed of Dad’s Chevy (trust me that is important). Naturally, my little brother was THRILLED to do this on a sweltering day. 🙂
Dad’s garden will have tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, pole beans and herbs grown in a 16 x 16ft bed he built himself.
While the boys worked on shoveling, I took a little tour taking pictures of my mother’s patio and flowers. She’s got an eye for design if I do say so myself!
Once the shoveling and leveling was complete I helped lay down the weed barrier.
Dad says you have to overlap each row of the barrier so that no seeds or creatures get into your plants via a gap. We tuck in the side and cover the border and seams with dirt.
In my garden I have Pepper to guard (or roll in) it. At my parents’ house they need to combination of both the cat, Mavis, and dog, Mercedes to keep rabbits and squirrels away. This is probably because combined they might weigh in at 15 lbs. ha!
It was a long afternoon of planting and jesting but certainly a lot of fun! I can’t wait to see how dad’s garden grows.