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    Week 3: One Room Challenge the Kitchen Garden

    Welcome to week 3! The plants have really started to grow and are filling in the spaces. I got the drip irrigation all plumbed, bay leaf tree in a large pot (that I found for a steal at Sam’s Club), storage benches made and finished, and the start of the equipment wall and privacy screen in place. I’d be lying if I said I’m right where I would like to be, but honestly when I think about it, we accomplished a ton this past week. We were also assaulted by an endless march of hungry caterpillars. But what’s a project without a little adversity? I spent a lot of time…

  • ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

    Week 2: One Room Challenge The Kitchen Garden

    It was really important to me to spend the first week getting as many plants in to the ground as I could because this would give me as much grow time as possible. If you look at the pictures right after planting you’ll see why: if I had waited until the very end the plants wouldn’t be filled in and it would look like a pinterest fail. A few months ago while visiting my parents Mike and I grabbed about 16 of my dad’s old scaffolding planks. He’s a retired stucco contractor but still has a yard full of supplies. They’ve been sitting on the side of the house just…

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    Week 1: One Room Challenge

    After many renovations and many rooms I’ve finally decided to enter the ORC! I’m excited to challenge myself by creating a unique place in such a short time. Mike and I are no strangers to hustling on projects. In fact, if you’ve been following us for awhile you know that we’ve completed most of our projects pretty quickly. We moved into this house a little over a year ago and in every home I’ve lived in, I’ve always had a garden…even in college. When we did our first walk through I knew this spot on the side of our house would be the perfect area for a kitchen garden or…