Vegetable Garden Stakes For My New Garden!

We've been out of town for a couple of weeks so I haven't had a chance to post photos of my new vegetable garden!  Compliments to my dad who basically did the whole thing thanks to my lack of muscle strength and inability to effectively shovel dirt.  :)
More on the vegetable stakes I made in a minute...
Now keep in mind that I was just thinking about a basic wood box with dirt thrown in...but, if you know my dad, you know that nothing (I mean NOTHING) can be a simple project.  I suppose it's the engineer in him.  Due to concerns that untreated wood might be a lure for termites and that treated wood might have chemicals that could seep into the vegetables, we went with stone pavers to contain the garden.  I must admit it looks nice, but OMG it was a LOT more work.  :)
The CFO was 100% against having a garden, which he describes as "work".  I, on the other hand, consider a garden to be FUN.  I obviously won the fight.  :) 

As you can see, the Mess Maker was in favor of a garden, too, because she wanted to "grow the vegetables" (aka water them).

We decided to go with tomatoes (two varieties), carrots, onions, bell peppers, radishes and cucumbers along with some herbs: basil, oregano, sage, thyme, parsley and rosemary.  The cucumbers are in a whiskey barrel next to the fence...I didn't want them to completely take over my little 4x8 foot garden. 

Now for the stakes:
Not that I can't identify the vegetables just by how they look, but I thought it'd be fun to "jazz" it up a bit by adding the garden stakes.  I used my Cricut, of course, some inking to make the signs look weathered, and LOTS of piecing together to make the individual vegetables.  For durability, I laminated each sign and then hotglued them to a stake to insert in the ground. 

Here is a rundown of what I used:
Sign:  Walk In My Garden (WIMG)
Lettering: All Mixed Up
  Tomato: pumpkin and palm tree top from Doodlecharms (DC)
Radish: bee from WIMG
Pepper: popsicle from DC
Carrot: pine branch from Joys Of The Season (JOTS)
Onion: bulb from JOTS
Basil: leaf from Blackletter
Sage: leaf from Blackletter
Rosemary: branch from Storybook (SB)
Parsley: branch from SB
Thyme: vine from SB
Oregano: branch from SB

And here is the finished result:
Thanks for looking and have a creative day!  (And if you have any tips on keeping my currently green vegetable plants alive, please, do share...I'm not exactly known as a green thumb!)  :)


Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

looks good, happy gardening!

Ladybug said...

LOVE the garden stakes you made! TFS! Have fun enjoying the fruits (veggies!) of your garden! :-)

Suzzi said...

These are so great and so admire the garden and the ability to create a garden, which I seriously lack the ability too. LOL.