Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Garden project update!

It's been a few months since I posted about the garden project. Truthfully, it's been a while since there's been anything worth writing! But we're finally making steps in the right direction. The building manager finally got us some wood (actually completely unexpected, but the building owners gave it the okay). As a reminder of the situation, here's an overhead shot taken out my window in September:

Last September

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!

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