In our backyard we have 4 planter boxes. Three of them hold fruit trees that are giving us tangelos, navel oranges, grapefruit, and lemons. (One of the trees is actually a 'fruit cocktail tree' 75% of the tree grows grapefruit and the other 25% grows lemons! On the same tree! Crazy and amazing, right?!) Anyways... in the other box there was a dead tree stump. I thought that would be the perfect place to plant my garden.
I told my 16 year-old brother (who loves machetes and the like) that if he would come take the stump out I would pay him with the sugary things and treats from my house. It was a good deal for both of us :)
Burn the grass. (More for my brother's enjoyment than anything else)
Use a pick and shovel like crazy.
Pull out the stump.
Add lots of wonderful soil, mulch, and manure/nutrients.
Buy plants and seeds.
Set everything out where you want it.
Plant the seeds and sprouts and ....
We have basil, cilantro, zuccini, crooked neck squash, butternut squash, yellow pear tomatoes, heat resistant tomatoes, better boy tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers (red, orange and green), watermelon, strawberries, banana peppers, purple onions, carrots, snow peas and chives. I am so excited for everything to be ready to eat :)