Niko and I have been planning the building of my garden since last May really. When the pool deck was redone, the new tiles were delivered in these large 4’x 4′ wooden crates. We thought they would make wonderful vegetable garden boxes and have been waiting until Spring to finish them out and get them planted. Niko used the wood from the old pool deck and did most of the work on finishing the box structure. Then we collected rocks from around the property and gravel from the yard to put into the bottom for drainage. We also went ahead and put in some tubes to create an irrigation system for watering the plants this summer. That part has yet to be finished.
I bought organic soil and organic fertilizer to fill in the rest of the bins. I planted lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, arugula, cabbage, potatoes, ‘oseille‘ and green onions. Then in various pots on the terrasse, I planted cilantro, parsley, 2 types of sage, lemon thyme, cherry tomatoes, radish and watercress.
So far, I am extremely happy with the soil and fertilizer. I can already see great growth even after just 2 weeks.