The other day a friend posted the gorgeous photos you see above on Facebook, along with an excited announcement that she was harvesting the first of her garden for dinner that night. Already in early June she’s got young lettuces, peas, and broccoli ready to pick, and the strawberries and zucchini won’t be far behind.
As someone with a decidedly brown thumb (seriously, next to nothing I plant ever grows) I couldn’t help but get caught up in her enthusiasm. And since one of the components of my “100 days of awesome!” is 100 days of more greens, I thought this would be the perfect time to launch into some gardening myself.
I found this fantastic, super-easy (dare I say foolproof???) raised garden bed ($42 at AceHardware.com) that will be perfect for my little vegetable garden. Each bed assembles in seconds simply by sliding the boards into the posts. The beds are expandable and stackable, too. Brilliant! Hopefully we’ll be eating our own vine-ripened tomatoes faster than you can say “darn-it-I-gotta-run-to-the-store-because-I-forgot-to-buy-salad-ingredients-for-dinner-tonight!”
When I asked if I could use her photos my friend whole-heartedly agreed and told me, “It’s my first year planting, but it’s so rewarding and fun!” I can’t wait to join her in harvesting from my own garden so I can start posting proud gardener pics too!
Have a happy, healthy week!