Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our White House garden

We live in a white house, so we are following the trend set at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by putting in a vegetable garden here. Robert built a “ziggurat-style” planter this weekend. Today, he planted the first vegetables. To see the original idea and a diagram, click HERE.

He bought some redwood boards – 1 x 6s and 1 x 4s and cut them to the proper lengths. He reinforced the corners with 2 x 2s. He filled the boxes with soil. We still need a tomato trellis in the top box. We will be able to sit on our back porch and watch the tomatoes, carrots, beets, radishes, eggplants, bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, and zucchini appear. The round pot on the white column has a cherry tomato plant in it. Herbs will be planted in the strawberry pot on top of the pile.

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Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

What fun - watching your food grow. I'm going to try a hanging tomato plant this year - the deer ate the ones in the ground last year.

6:38 PM  
Blogger black bear cabin said...

what a great design, and easy to reach all the plants without taking up too much space! i hope you will post updates all summer as the goodies grow! i love gardens...unfortunately, our growing season is really short, so i will have to purchase a green house for any serious vegetables. Some herbs do good here though :)

8:36 PM  
Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

I will savor the flavor as your garden grows.....

I am not sure where that ditty came from...inside my little head....but there it did grow, in my imaginary garden bed.

10:50 AM  
Blogger meggie said...

I think that is a wonderful idea for very little space. Sigh. If only Gom could do that!

12:17 AM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Love the garden!

5:30 PM  

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