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{Monday, April 10, 2006}

It came to me, a couple of weeks ago, that I really wanted a garden. I haven't gardened since I can't remember when; maybe when I was 9 or 10 years old. The idea just came out of nowhere, but once the seed was planted, so to speak, I couldn't get it out of my mind. I spend most of my time in front of a computer; it gets old. There's something about getting your hands dirty, doing something physical. Then too, there's something about fresh vegetables, right off the vine or out of the ground.

So this weekend Jess helped me get everything I needed, at Home Depot, and today I "built" my garden:

Here's the plot, before I started:

. . . and after I tilled it:

I wanted a raised garden, so I built this enclosure out of pressure-treated 12x2's, 4 feet to a side:

Then I dug a shallow trench around the perimeter of the plot, set the 'box' in place, and added 8 cubic feet of Miracle Grow Garden Soil. Voila! A garden!

I've left the fun of planting for another day. :-) More updates later . . .

posted by Miles 8:50 PM

Wow, Miles, it looks amazing!! What a lot of work that must have been, too. It's gorgeous. I can almost taste the carrots and cukes...
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