About Us

GardeningCode.com started with a simple saying my Grandmother (Rosie) used to say, my Mother passed the code to me and I am passing it onto you:

Rosie’s Code:

  1. Sow Your Seeds
  2. Pamper Your Plants
  3. Reap Your Harvest
  4. Preserve Your Bounty
  5. Give Away Your Surplus
  6. Share Your Knowledge

Welcome to my site!

I am taking on a very large project to establish my backyard (lawn and garden) into raised garden beds.  The backyard land measurements are: 25′ wide by 140′ long.

This is my early layout plan (each square is one foot):





My plan for this site is to honor step 6 in Rosie’s code and to share what I have learned from her and will learn from family, friends, trial and error, and of course the abundant knowledge around the Internet.

I plan to take you and me on a journey from flat land to building the raised beds, growing my plants, and to harvesting and preserving my bounty. I hope you will check back every once in a while to see my progress. I will share the costs, the time, the planning, and my mistakes.

Lets go! Starting here.

This is a picture of my land today: June 1, 2018


This is my completed project.

After: Coming