This is what it looked like about a month after we planted it:
You may ask, is that a boat? Well yes it is! Pamela found it in an alley somewhere and it makes a perfect raised garden bed. In the boat are squash, peppers, eggplant, chard, and cucumbers... We also have tomatoes and herbs in pots and dahlias and mint planted around the boat.
Here is what it looks like now:
It has really taken over the backyard... There were foot and a half tall grasses surrounding the boat so I went in a pulled them until I got to tired of doing that, so I literally took a pair of scissors and started cutting the grass down to make a path to the boat and around the sides of the boat.
You can see in the picture above that we have two little beds surrounded by upturned glass bottles where we have the dahlias planted. I had never heard of this before, but apparently they do it a lot in the south.
It is really great to take home fresh herbs you grew yourself (and mint for mojitos). Our whole garden is organic, and it is also nice to know I'm not eating any chemicals...