In the two weeks before we left for our San Diego vacation, Mark and I did a full-court press to get our garden built and planted. Nothing gets us motivated like a hard deadline. We had to demolish our mystery deck - a freestanding deck that stood out like a sore thumb in the back of our yard for which we could think of no use or purpose - and clean up all the trash underneath it. In its place we built four raised garden boxes, one deep one for root vegetables and three one-foot deep boxes. We filled them up with soil and planted our seeds just three days before our vacation. When we came back home a week later, we had rows of sprouts!
Deck almost completely demolished
Helping sow seeds
This one wasn't much help with sowing, but he did love to play in the dirt
Spinach (or broccoli? I can't remember) in the foreground and chard in the background.