Monday, February 6, 2012

Our first Pinterest project

A few months ago I repinned a friend's cinder block garden pin on the wonderful Pinterest site.  Since the house we are renting right now has three huge stacks of extra cinder blocks this was the perfect solution and cheapest way for Ross and I to create a garden.

There aren't a lot of locations on our property that get the right amount of sun and have easy access. However, we did find one perfect spot right along the fruit trees that was relatively flat enough.  We just hoed the weeds out and leveled the ground using a pick and a shovel.

Even though I'm doing the work in this picture, Ross undoubtedly did the majority of the weed removal. He is a beast with the pick!  We definitely got our workout in transporting the 25 cinder blocks from the top of our property down to our garden location.

And, Voila!!!  Our finished cinderblock garden.  The ground here in Weott is mostly clay so we will be purchasing potting soil and seeds soon!

Here's out garden wish list so far, but would love recommendations!! :)

Broccoli, Kale or Spinach, Cucumbers, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, carrots, sugar peas(not in cinder block garden-they will be in a planter up by the house), basil, strawberries, bell peppers.

We are definitely looking forward to taking another step in becoming less reliant on produce aisle at the grocery store which seem like a rip off for tasteless fruits and veggies.  As summer gets closer we will have rich soil from our compost, and we also don't trash our dog doo ;) we recycle LOL. Another blog will have to follow to explain that one.

Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!

~ Miss Kasie ~

PS. I wonder how the concept of recycling dog poop would go over with Preschoolers... might be one fun discussion.


  1. Very nice. I bought a little book last summer about building a cinder block garden. We didn't get around to it but plan on doing it this summer. I vote for kale, it's remarkably versatile and tasty.

  2. Awesome! You will have to let me know how yours turns out. Ross voted Kale too. I think it is the winner! Maybe I can find a recipe for making Kale Chips (I heard they are delicious, but pricey at health food stores).

  3. They are good! And easy. I used the recipe on this blog (scroll down) and they turned out really tasty.

    I also make a kale topping for polenta - really tasty but Ross wouldn't appreciate the 'shrooms!