Saturday, May 8, 2010


Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since I was here, as you can see I have been busy with building this garden and revamping my business. Yes, I went from construction to gourmet, organic teas. I am loving it!
The start of the big dig.
We put down weed block first, then the bricks went on top.

This was a lot of lifting and hauling. Wear gloves with rubber under the hands and finger so that you get a great grip on theses brick. You wouldn't want to drop these on your toes. Wear shoes that are functional while doing this kind of work. No toes out.

We added in garden soil. It's a 50/50 mixture of compost and topsoil.

We had to put a cage around these to keep the birds away.

View of the garden boxes.

We are going Big Boy and Celebrity tomatoes. I can't wait! I am sooo excited!
My husband saw the Celebrity tomatoes and had to get them since my business is called Celebrity Teas.

Chinese Cabbage/Bok Choy


Red Peppers, Yellow Peppers, Green Peppers, and Banana Pepper!

Strawberries on left and Blueberries on right.

This Peppermint is so good in tea or fresh made lemonade!

The start of something new!
I hope that all of you who take on the challenge of growing anything, have much success. Whether it's in your yard, or a pot, there's something special about growing your own and enjoying the beauty and rewards of all your hard work. We decided that investing in our garden was one of the wonderful things that we could do for our health and save money. We saved money by doing the raised beds ourselves. It cost us under $600.00 to complete.

We started or first garden with the Summer's Bounty Post.


  1. What a great job you and your DH did, and you will be rewarded with many goodies to eat too.


  2. Love your garden! We have a very modest one, but hopefully some day we can branch out. You are most definitely right about planting and growing something of your own!

    I haven't forgotten about ordering tea! It is on my list of sites to purchase from. I am very excited to try it out!

    It is good to see you post!

  3. Hi Queen,
    This looks fantastic. I wish I had room for more raised beds. Yours is so nice and clean and well planned. I look forward to seeing these beds again when they are bursting with tomatoes and all those other goodies you have planted.

  4. I need to redo my wood raised beds and have been thinking about replacing them with block. Did you use anything to secure your 2 layers of block? If not, does the soil push out the block?