My brother is coming over tonight to help me build two 4'x4' expansion beds next to my small garden (the former sandbox)! We've made two other attempts to get this done this spring, but we've been rained out both times (boo and double boo). Today is a beautiful, sunny, 60+ degree day, so it looks like it will finally happen! The photo (obviously from several months ago) shows my plans - I'm hoping that it will make the garden a more visually interesting feature in the yard and give me a little extra growing space! I'm planning to dedicate one of the new beds to a three sisters planting (Calico Popcorn, Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans, and Sugar Pie Pumpkins).
We'll also be driving over to the city's public works facility to pick up some free compost (they compost all of leaves the street sweepers pickup each fall and make it available for residents at no charge once it's ready to be used). I'll be working that into the soil, along with some manure, which should make my plants happy once they get in the ground :)
If there's still some daylight left, I might even try to get my onion and shallot sets in the ground tonight along with the pea trellis and some peas! If not, you know what I'll be doing the rest of this week :)