My daughter’s garden

  • I recently helped my daughter get her garden started. Her husband built their garden box using my plans and we had a fun day filling it with soil and plants. I brought a few new plants for her but also transplanted a few from my garden. She lives in the same growing zone as I do, zone 9a. Their backyard had a perfect spot that got plenty of sun and they added a trellis for the plants that climb.

    Her garden has three kinds of tomatoes, bell peppers, cilantro, green beans, basil, celery, onions and cucumbers. She just had a baby and she doesn’t have much time to weed or tend to a garden, but luckily this type of garden doesn’t take a lot of time and for sure no weeding! If you are thinking of growing something this summer, maybe seeing a small-sized garden will help you get motivated to get started. Good luck to you!

    If you are new to my site, click on the categories to the right to see what I grow and the benefits tab to see why this type of gardening is so great!


    April 24th, 2013 | 7 Comments |

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  • Great job on this!

  • Thanks Pamela! We put the garden in the week before she had a new baby and it’s amazing she is able to keep up a garden with a small baby. She has loved it and it makes me happy to see her enjoy gardening as much as I do.

  • That looks amazing beautiful! Where do you find a trellis for your veggies to climb? We are in zone 8.

  • I built a similar trellis frame out of 1/2 in PVC pipe. Used ells at corners and tees at the cross piece just above the planter. I did not glue the joints, so I would be able to disassemble in the fall. I got the string trellis at Home Depot and threaded the pipe sections through it.

  • Marie,
    That is a great idea! Nice you can take it down and re-assemble it when you want it. PVC pipe is so versatile for that. Thanks for sharing the idea – I am sure someone else will use it too.
    Best wishes to you in your garden,

  • What an adorable first garden for your daughter. At first I assumed (erroneously) that your daughter was young and still living with you, so got a chuckle out of “she lives in the same zone as I do”. 😉

    Good job getting another generations of gardeners started. Perfect timing with the new baby to have an easy to tend garden with fresh veggies for mom to stay healthy with. 🙂

  • Nice and neat and doesn’t take up much space. Where can I get the two black plastic containers like you show in the picture.

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