I got the book All New Square Foot Gardening and also did some online research. Then I got to work:
I had intended to put little pebbles around the stones/walkways - oh well...maybe next year!
About the time for putting little plants into the ground, the grandkids came to visit for a bit before moving to the west coast, so I let them help pick out the veggies and we planted them together:
Little sprouts from radish seeds and carrots peeked through the ground
The plants that the grandkids helped to plant took well:
...and it grew and it grew!
And it just kept on growing, much to my delight and amazement!
In time we had delicious delights from the garden on a daily basis (I wish I had more pictures!)
However, a glass of wine seemed to fix that as I sat on the deck and watched the afternoon clouds roll in, listened to the geese passing overhead to the pond across the street and daydreamed about all the seed catalogs I have ordered to look at over the winter, dreaming of my garden in spring!