Summer Rains are Great for Watering our Gardens
I think we all have mixed feelings about rain. It's nice to get the right amount so that we don't have to be the only ones to always be watering our flower and vegetable gardens, especially for those of us that are busy. It's always difficult to fit one more thing in our day. Sometimes it's fun to take a bit of time and get outside and water our gardens, but other times it's a bit of a chore.
Last month, before Father's Day, my daughter's boyfriend decided to build my husband and I our own above-ground vegetable garden. At first he told me he was going to help build one on the ground, but i knew we'd have a hard time weeding it and caring for it as we both have problems getting down on our knees.
I was quite surprised when they both showed up at our home with all their supplies to build a garden for us above the ground. The picture here is the finished product. It took them several hours one afternoon, and they finished their project the following day. He saw something like this on Facebook for flowers and figured it wouldn't be too difficult to change the plan for a vegetable garden.
He included several types of cherry and pear tomatoes, some colored peppers, two kinds of cucumbers and a few other veggies. We then bought three large tomato plants, and some red basil. I keep hoping I won't kill everything by not keeping it watered enough.
© 2014 by Marsha Musselman
Image Credit » Vegetable garden in my backyard. Image: 2014 to Marsha Musselman