The middle area clearly used to be a pool at some point. We're going to take over the dirt-filled part of the pool, and built beds to cover the first third of it - the part in the middle of the pic closest to the table & chairs. That area gets a TON of sunshine in the summer, and even in the winter gets a few hours per day, so it's going to do really well. Here's T preparing the area (note the dual-purpose rain/garden boots!):
Here are the beds being built upside down - the legs got buried in the ground to anchor the bed:
And here's the thing of beauty ready to be installed:
We have two 4x4 beds side by side. It started raining pretty much right after they were installed and hasn't stopped for a couple of weeks, but I'm hoping to get a picture this weekend if it stays dry.
Here's some of us weeding the beds (at the top of the picture taken from my apartment) - note the lemon tree putting out a ton of fruit just behind us.
And look! A tiny harvest!