Friday, October 9, 2009

Make way for the vegetables, ye lowly concrete!

I'm getting new raised beds in the backyard! Whoo-hooh! Last weekend we went to work breaking up part of the concrete slab in the backyard. I said "we", but really it was my husband who did the concrete busting with the sledge hammer. I brought him ice water and helped pick up the broken pieces. It only took us about an hour to complete our mission. We thought we were going to have to rent a concrete cutter to cut the slab off. But lo and behold, when we moved the pavers, the slab below was already cut...almost exactly where we had wanted! I was very glad we didn't have to deal with a scary, loud concrete cutter. Now I have space for 3 raised beds on the east side of the yard.

"Make way for the vegetables, ye lowly concrete!"

5 comments:

vrtlarica said...

How lucky you are to get new place for your vegetables. Im also thinking of extending my vegetable garden... Looking forward to new post on growing plants in those new raised beds.

Stefaneener said...

I love this sort of conversion! Denise used the broken concrete as bed edging -- her beds seem very permanent!

Jacqueline D'Elia said...

Congratulations on the space for the new beds. Just think of all the fun you'll have planting those new beds.

Jackie said...

Thanks everybody! I can't wait to show you the finished raised beds!

Rosey Pollen said...

That is a good photo of the concrete destroyer. I saw this post on Blotanical and meant to come comment but got bogged down. But, how exciting to be expanding your garden. Good for you!
Rosey