The more I research herbs and the health benefits, the more motivated I am to start a garden . . . again. Due to minor, but painful, physical limitations, I put off doing one until I saw the Backyard Botanical Garden at Sam's. After doing an Internet search, we bought one Saturday, March 28, our 29th wedding anniversary. :D It is not romantic; but, hey, we will be so much healthier after this thing gets going when I start using fresh herbs and veggie right off the plant.
Isn't it neat? It has 20" high, self-contained garden beds, made of cedar, has an automatic irrigation system, a trellis,and screens above the beds to keep out critters. However, we have deer which can jump over anything up to about 5 feet, and there is also Maggie, the adopted dog. Maggie jumps back and forth over the couch, so I'm not sure the plantings will be protected since she has determined all plants except for roses are intruders. We may have to get one of those 6 foot, chain-link fence dog runs from Tractor Supply to surround the garden. One step at a time, though.
Home, at last, and ready to unload the boxes.
Amazingly, the boxes were easy to unload even though each weighed 160 pounds. We maneuvered them off the truck and placed them next to where the garden is to be assembled. We hoped that we would not have to level the area; yet upon closer inspection, we decided to get some fill and level. Tuesday is D day to pick up the fill except for one small inconvenience .....a little red light appeared on the truck's dash telling us "check engine." :D The truck is with the mechanic. Hopefully, there is no major problem, and the truck will be back in working order to pick up the fill. If not, Thursday is the alternative D day.
Here is a link to the Backyard Botanical Blog which is most helpful. It has a shopping list as well as a planting guide. We are going to substitute the bagged garden soil listed with a garden soil from Geo Growers of Austin. They "make" dirt. :D I love to use organic products.
I'll keep you posted as we go along.
Until next time, God bless.