Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Brainstorming vegetable garden ideas

I haven't had a garden in so long, not since I was a kid in fact, not a real one anyway. I've had lots of small versions...growing herbs, lettuce, radishes, tomatoes etc on decks and in half wine barrels, but I haven't had the full on real deal since I lived at home with my parents...and that my friends was a very long time ago.

Chris and I have been studying some different styles and measuring out our backyard to get a good idea of what we want and where we want our first real garden to be. Pinterest of course has been a real help. Here are a few pictures of ones I have been inspired by:

We are definitely going to do raised beds and since we are putting the garden in where our lawn is now, we are going to have grass in between the beds with enough room to mow in between each one.

Would love to hear some ideas of what has worked for you as well as book recommendations if you have any.

I can't wait to be eating veg straight out of our own garden!


  1. Very cool. I am attempting a dwarf lemon tree on my balcony, but alas high rise living does not provide the garden of my dreams.

    1. Do what you can with what you have right? I wish it was warm enough to grow lemons on a tree outside here!

  2. Great to hear that you turning your lawn to food! I've blogged about our garden projects at lawntofood.com if you want some ideas.