Garden Installation Spotlight: Single Culinary Garden with Built-In Critter Protection

If you’ve ever decided to start a garden but hesitated because you don’t have the space or those seeds of doubt are planted in your head that it’s going to be too much work, you have to check out this garden. This small, fenced-in, stand-alone garden is the answer to your uncertainty!

This size garden is the perfect addition for an entry-level gardener and can be specified to your tastes – a salad garden, culinary herbs, or a smoothie & juice garden! You can pack a lot in this small space thanks to vertical growing space – just imagine sugar snap peas and purple snow peas climbing up the trellises! 

Client: The VanKlompenberg Family

Location: Delavan, WI

Style: Single Cedar Bed with custom built-in critter protection (8’x4’, 32 sq ft of growing space)

Both sides of the bed fold down for easy access to the garden for maintenance and harvesting.

Process: Given that this is the family’s weekend home, we focused on growing vertically in a smaller bed space in order to provide ample protection from scavenging critters and the deer who are always looking for a fresh snack. 3 obelisk trellises were placed in the middle of the bed to maximize and expand the growing space for climbing plants.

Favorite Part: According to Skyler (age 10), who is the Chief Gardening Officer of the family, “My mom has tried to garden before, but now we actually have a legit garden!” Skyler (and his mom & grandma) were an integral part to installing the garden and planting some of their favorite veggies: cherry tomatoes, Jack Be Little Pumpkins, and cucumbers. 

Plan to expand: We decided to fill the additional room we had leftover in the bed with fresh herbs to amp up dad’s grilling masterpieces, as well as some crisp, leafy greens for mom’s fresh salads. After years of having container gardens at their home in the city, the VanKlompenbergs are excited to enjoy fresh veggies on the weekends & expand their garden dreams.

Is your mind racing with all the possibilities this garden space provides? Schedule an info session with me and we can get you started on your path to a personally customized home garden that works for you!