For years, we have had a trampoline for our kids to play on in our yard. It had a designated space next to the fire pit area where we had it anchored down. Our kids are now too old to be interested in a trampoline, so we gave it to the neighbors and started thinking about something new we could create with this space in our yard. I have always wanted to have an area for a vegetable garden. In years past, I have scattered some vegetable plants here and there among my flowers. It worked ok, but I had a vision for something a bit more.
The area was already round, so we decided to embrace it and keep it the same shape. I got some seeds, herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers and was excited to get this project started!
We mixed in some garden dirt and compost and built the sides up for the vegetables, and mounded the middle to plant all my squash and pumpkins.
I wanted the area to feel like a special garden “room” so we added an arbor and planted climbing roses on the sides for some interest in the yard. Even though it was a garden, I wanted the space to feel interesting and pretty.
I planted herbs, kale, peas, carrots, green beans, tomatoes, and cucumbers along the outer portion. In the middle I planted zucchini, spaghetti squash, yellow squash, and pumpkins.
We added some pea gravel for the walking path to match the fire pit.
Here’s what it looks like a month later. Everything is growing in nicely.
I really like the way it came together. It still flows with the other areas of the yard, and it has been fun to have a garden.