Happy May Day! Last Sunday morning, we got a delivery of what was supposed to be 2 yards of dirt for the planter boxes. I now think it was more like 3 yards. On Sunday afternoon (before flying to Texas for my brother-in-law’s funeral), I filled all our planter boxes and planted our new starts! It was a lot of work, but I’m really happy to have edible plants in our garden now.

Before:

Midway point:

The kids helped:

Finally, they were full of dirt:

So then we planted:

And here’s a close-up of each box:

Obviously not a planter box; our neighbor allowed us to put some tomato plants in her property because she's awesome.
Obviously not a planter box; our neighbor allowed us to put some tomato plants in her property because she’s awesome.

I can’t wait to harvest some salad! 🙂 We’ll plant one or two bush bean plants when the weather warms up a bit, sunlight permitting. I’ve never really been able to grow lettuce before, so if that fails I’ll definitely put the beans in that box. If the shady spot I put the arugula in is too sunny after all, or if we discover we don’t need that much arugula after all (they sold the starts in sets of 6 — the tyranny of plenty!), I might pull out half that box and use that for carrots instead of the lettuce box.

This is all an experiment anyway. If you are great at gardening and wish to advise me, please feel free. 😉