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Raised Vegetable Garden

There is just something to be said for growing your own vegetables.

And while I'm no green thumb,

I'm pretty pleased with the progress of my first garden.

Beautiful Raised Vegetable Garden

Since we built our home almost four years ago, I'd been wanting to have a vegetable garden. We own a five acre plot and being that we were starting from scratch,

there was a lot of landscaping to do.

But last Fall, my husband and I finally set to work building a raised, hugelkultur garden bed.

It was a lot work, and because I'm very much a beginner gardener,

I confess, at the time, I worried that the results

might not be worth all time, money, and effort we put into it.

Raised Hugelkultur Vegetable Garden

Despite my worries though, as soon as the snow melted and the sun began to make an appearance in full force, I was itching to get planting. My daughter and I used a wire mesh garden grid to make the planting process just a little less intimidating for us newbie gardeners. We had high hopes for a bountiful harvest.

And I'm happy to say, it seems all of our efforts are paying off!

Raised Vegetable Garden

Our garden is absolutely flourishing!

We have lettuce enough to feed an army!

Growing leaf lettuce

Zucchinis are making a glorious appearance,

Garden zucchini

and our peas seem to multiply by the day!

Sweet peas in the garden

One of my favorite things about our raised vegetable garden is how easy it is to tend.

The raised beds make it so much easier to weed.

But, in all honesty, what I love best, (besides the tasty bounty!) is how beautiful it is!

While the prospect of building a vegetable garden was definitely intimidating for me, I'm so glad we decided to go big right from the start. The entire process has been so very rewarding and I'm looking forward to continuing to reap the "fruits of our labor"!

Thinking of building your own vegetable garden?

Let me encourage you! Do it! You'll be so glad you did!

And check out this post to see why we chose to go with a raised hugelkultur bed!

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