Here’s an update on reader Kelly’s garden she’s sharing with us using raised beds and trellises – it’s so inspirational!
Hey there, gardening friends! Do you remember back in May when I shared this photo of Kelly’s garden before and after? (That’s her family above who came together to create this space for her.) She had sweetly emailed me to let me know that she had been inspired to try gardening again, but this time using the raised beds and permanent paths I recommend for an easy care garden.
Well, a number of you commented that you’d like to see the beds all planted so I asked Kelly if she would take a few current pictures and send them to me so that I could share with you all. Prepare to be inspired!
Ahhh… it just makes your heart go pitter-patter, doesn’t it? So neat and tidy, green and growing!
If you look closely on the left at the back, you will see she’s already added another bed – a strawberry bed. Kelly wrote, “boy, once you start, it IS hard to stop!“
But of course the most obvious addition (beyond the plants) is the second trellis that Kelly’s husband built. It’s her “bean house” and the beans at the bottom of it are already growing up.
What a clever idea to combine pre-made trellises with a simple structure made from 1×2’s. And how fun it will be to see the beans grow up to form a tunnel to walk through!
She counts her “Salad Garden” box, pictured above, as a huge success (though I think the entire garden is a huge success!) and writes, “Thank heavens green things don’t care if you know what you’re doing!”
I love how she ended her email, though. It reminds me that gardening can be fun (yes, sometimes I forget…):
I am so excited about my little garden. We have salad every night, and Littlest One just LOVES it because she grew it! Looking forward to green beans, corn, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, and onions as well!