Our new vegetable garden space

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.

I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!