This is how it looked when I started. Weeds inside and out:
Bed plus one hundred pounds of topsoil, bought for $1.19 per forty-pound bag at Rural King:
Strawberries planted, plastic border and landscape fabric added to help keep the grass and weeds from coming back:
Christmas basil from J Dog, planted in the empty front corner of the pea / lettuce / onion bed:
Sunshade MacGyvered from the rainfly off of our old, busted tent. It worked really well, actually!
I also extended the newspaper and fabric cover out to the edge of the
Finally, some baby vegetables: