|Early blooms on our plum tree|
|The back yard, in its natural state.|
Unfortunately, said space is next to a house that was built in 1905, which happens to be about 73 years before people realized that putting lead in all your exterior paint might be in some way a bad idea. We had the soil tested and, while it isn't hugely contaminated, we're mostly growing leafy greens at this point, which are the most likely to pick up lead and pass it on, so we invested in a raised bed kit.
|Not pictured: 10 bags of soil, roll of chicken wire, weed cloth.|
2. Dirt*. (*may contain lead)
3. Various things, including but not limited to chunks of concrete, broken pottery, glass
I'm just hoping our house isn't on an ancient Indian construction site.
At any rate, I did finish it eventually.
|Overdramatic lens flare optional, but recommended.|
It took longer than I expected to get everything in, and by the end I was being eaten by mosquitoes (Yes, in February. No, I don't understand either.), so this picture was taken at a later date. But I think you get the general idea.
|Someday we will eat these.|