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Raised Bed Gardening and Eating Well in Austin, Texas

New Garden Project, Update March 31, 2010

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I posted about my wild hare (hair?) to rip out the Nandina on the side of my house and plant food.   If you didn’t read it, and want to, it’s here:

So today, after much hard work on the hottest day of the year so far, installing gardens for other people, my right hand man, Jim decided we needed to tackle this project.  (Beer seems to rejuvinate the soul of a 21 year old.)  A few weeks ago we installed the 5th and 6th garden for our favorite client.  In doing so, we noticed several timbers on her first gardens, that had been damaged in the horrible hail storm last year.  We replaced them as a courtesy and I held on to the damaged timbers.  We also get timbers that are damaged in shipping, which the manufacturer replaces.  So, we re-purposed the damaged timbers, turned the damaged side down, cut off the damaged ends, and cobbled together a recycled garden for my former Nandina spot.  I didn’t have enough strength or energy after a long day to fill it with soil, but it is my favorite garden so far – perfect in its imperfection.  My soul is happy.

Imperfect and perfect garden

Oh, and the first thing in it, will be that cheater tomato plant I bought  at Sledd Nursery, which now has tomatoes on it!

Good day.


4 Responses to “New Garden Project, Update”

  1. Bill Hines Says:

    looks awesome!

  2. Optimista Says:

    Woo hoo! Hooray for re-purposing!

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