My blog is filled with all sorts of content, but one thing that’s not on here is gardening!

To be fair I’m not a gardener, I only became interested during the pandemic because I had a lot of time to kill and was looking for stuff to do.  So you know, build your wife a garden.

Shopping list:

  • 100 ft of hose
  • Chicken wire
  • Lumber
  • Garden irrigation kit
  • Topsoil
  • Landscape fabric
  • Lawn staples
  • Basic gardening tools
  • Gloves ( if you don’t want to spend 15 mins washing dirt off your hands and finger nails)

Pick the area where you want to plant your garden, pick a place where there is plenty of constant direct sunlight (6+ hrs). You can do a raised bed but I chose to do in ground. Build your garden, I’m not Bob Villa so I can’t really help with this, in my case I had a friend come over to help me build and paint mine.

All Tilled

The next step is to put down your irrigation tubing if you chose to go that route, followed by the Landscape fabric using the staples to secure it.

Bury your irrigation tubing about 1 inch under the soil

Cover with Lansdcape Fabric

Voila! You’re ready to plant, I use seedlings, cut a hole big enough to plant the seedlings making sure to backfill the soil, then replace the fabric to help keep those weeds at bay.