Our New Veggie Garden

We created a veggie garden out of raised beds for our farmhouse yard. It is so much fun to enjoy home grown vegetables off of our land! #homegrown #veggies #vegetables #raisedbeds #vegeatblegarden #potager http://lehmanlane.net

For the first time since we moved into our farmhouse we have a veggie garden.  Our yard was mostly overgrown with dying evergreens and we have had to take down a lot of trees these last few years to make space for some raised gardening beds.  Four years later, we finally have the time and energy to get this vegetable garden started.

Our New Veggie Garden - lettuce

Our Veggie Garden

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Our New Veggie Garden

Our veggie garden is located in the sunniest and flattest spot in our yard, next to our new home orchard (blog post coming soon). To build these raised gardening beds we picked up 6- 8 foot cedar boards from Lowes (like the ones we used to make our cedar fence).  Cedar wood is great because it is chemical free and naturally resists damage from wood destroying insects.  It also turns a pretty weathered grey over time :).

Our New Veggie Garden - sawing the boards

Jason cut two of the cedar boards in half.   We screwed the boards together with exterior screws to create two 4 by 8 foot raised garden beds.

Our New Veggie Garden - screwing the boards together

We have a spot in our yard where we have a large dirt pile of dirt we have been adding to as we have been working on the yard.

Our New Veggie Garden - dirt pile

Jason and I took turns filling the wheel barrel full of dirt to dump inside the raised beds.

Our New Veggie Garden - filling raised beds with dirt

We leveled out the dirt and took out any rocks we found along the way.

Our New Veggie Garden - raised beds with leveled dirt

Our New Veggie Garden - getting out stones

We added cow manure to the dirt to make the soil more fertile for the veggies to grow.

Our New Veggie Garden - manure

I was so excited about finally having a spot to grow vegetables.  I wound up buying WAY more than we had room for :).   I am still trying to talk Jason into building me a few more raised beds!

Our New Veggie Garden - wheel barrel of veggies

In the end we added lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, rhubarb, brussel sprouts, leeks, carrots, strawberries and various herbs to the raised beds.

Our New Veggie Garden - kids helping

Our New Veggie Garden - raised beds

The kids helped me plant the veggies and herbs.

Our New Veggie Garden - herbs

It was so much fun planting with them and see them so excited about vegetables.

Our New Veggie Garden - tomato in cage

Our younger two run out every morning to check out the progress of the plants.  Below is our first strawberry!

Our New Veggie Garden- our first strawberry

It won’t be long now before the rest of these veggies are ready to harvest.

Our New Veggie Garden

Our New Veggie Garden

After just 1 month our vegetable garden has really taken off and we have been enjoying all these home grown vegetables from our land!

We created a veggie garden out of raised beds for our farmhouse yard.  It is so much fun to enjoy home grown vegetables off of our land! #homegrown #veggies #vegetables #raisedbeds #vegeatblegarden #potager http://lehmanlane.net

Thanks so much for stopping by to see our new veggie beds!


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We finally have a veggie garden for our old farmhouse! Stop by and see how we made it. #veggies #veggiegarden #raisedbeds #gardening http://lehmanlane.net

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10 thoughts on “Our New Veggie Garden

  1. We made a similar garden at our home, but we had gophers!! They ate most of our veggies. This year we have to take all the dirt out of our planters and put thicker gopher wire. Love the garden you created.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by our to see our veggie garden! Sorry about the gophers eating your veggies, good luck with your garden this year!

  2. Our tomatoes and cukes are starting to fruit! Yippee…beans are up…it’s one of my favorite things about this time of year…all the new vegetable growth.

    Your garden looks fantastic!

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