Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have been working way too long on this post or more accurately should I say I have been working too much in the garden, so I will post this and try to another one up soon.

We finally removed most our driveway from the garage (tool shed) down to where there is maybe 30 feet of driveway left. Here are some before and after pictures
Looking E. We took the asphalt out to about the back of the truck in this picture

We also took out all the driveway leaving about 3 feet next to the garage door which is about to the recycling bins in the 3rd picture.

Now for some pictures of what it looks like now. We are going to have a 4 foot path on the North side to allow the bikes, trailers, and motorcycle to get out and the rest will beds for our black raspberry bushes.

We also took out the grass on each side of our front walk to put in 2 sets of potatoes along with a 3rd set in last years corn bed in front. We planted 29 tomato plants on Monday and last night I went to the first public for homegrown minneapolis.


jimmycrackedcorn said...

I can only imagine how much work you've done. What did you do WITH the old driveway material? Was it concrete?

MN_homesteader said...

We worked with our neighbor who was also removing hers to have it recycled and it was asphalt.

Lisa Zahn said...

29 tomato plants! Are you going to sell tomatoes?

MN_homesteader said...

Nope use that many with canning, eating and such, but if people want to buy them we would sell them

Steve said...

Great effort. You will find as we did that the vegetables and plants will be better than asphalt. We had 4" of 3/4" rock covered with 4" of soil and sod to remove to get rid of our "old" driveway. The result is a great garden.

Out front lawn has been removed for years and almost all of the back is gone. The parkway in front was our potato beds this year. It has changed how we think of yards. Our neighbor allowed us to have all of her back yard (50' x 50"). She gets some vegi's, we get more garden.

Good Providence.

Steve in Central CA
Where it was 104 yesterday.

Rhonda Jean said...

That's a lot of hard work. I'm sure you'll be better for it though. I wish you abundant harvests.

The Old Bag said...

Hey -- Mark and I finally got our first garden started last weekend. Wish us luck!

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