Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The New Garden Plan

I've been wanting to update our garden plot since the last season but I haven't really been able to figure out what I want to do...until now!  It's pretty ambitious.  Right now I'm in the (slow) process of digging up the black metal fence that previously surrounded our 5x20 foot garden, which involves lots of screws and 8 concrete posts buried 2 feet deep.  Once the posts and fencing are removed I'm going to construct a series of raised beds.  The front beds will be low (4-6 inches) and the back bed will be high and doubles as a bench and has trellises in the back.  Either end of the beds will be capped with trellised arches.

Here is the general idea in 3D:

and in 2D:

We'll lose a little square footage, but I think it will be worth it when we can sit in our garden and we don't have to look at that hideous black fence.  I'll make sure to post before and after pictures in these next few weeks (hoping to get everything established by May 15th in order to get plants in the ground.

Note: The website I used to create these sketches has limited plant images so it looks like a hodge-podge of flowers when it will really be herbs and vegetables.

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