This past fall, we spent time prepping for the new potager garden. My vision is for vegetables and flowers to grow together in the garden and for it be to beautiful, not just functional.
We chose a spot for the garden that is sort of tucked away but also close enough to the house that we can jot out in the middle of cooking! I"m calling it the secret garden because, eventually, I would like to grow a hedge along the front hiding the garden from view.
The spot where we've placed the garden was previously field that had been allowed to slowly get overgrown so we've got our work cut out for us getting rid of invasives and spindly, woody plants. Bryce spent a lot of time mowing and cutting to clear the space!
Once we had moved the old chicken coop to its new location (it will be our garden shed) we were able to plot out the garden beds. We chose to make the beds 5x5, and while they aren't strictly raised beds, they will be slightly elevated as we are adding lots of materials to improve the soil. Speaking of soil, I did a soil test, acquired from the county extension, and am happy to report that the soil is better than I could have dreamed!
I spent an entire day trying to figure out exactly how we were going to plant the garden. You guys, it's so ambitious for our first year. I'll be pretty happy if we get some tomatoes and beans!