Harvesting makes it all worthwhile!
The photo above is the original vegetable garden, created the first year we were here. We raised veggies in it for several years, then let it rest for a few, and continue to slowly enlarging it to spread throughout the property. The border (wall) in the foreground (above) was built in the spring of 2013. It consists of pavers (from my father-in-law's house) and red bricks purchased many years ago at an auction. To the right was the "trellis" for the peas to climb that year. Harold's Cabbage Patch was just beyond the trellis, the sweet potatoes were just this side. The black containers near the center held yukon gold and red norland potatoes. Near the wall toward us from there were the peppers with some gourd seeds in the ground to the right. The tomato bed was near the center but to the left (about where the pavers stop in the wall). To the left is the arbor we built in 2013 for the gourds to grow over. In 2014, it supported our Willamette hops and malabar spinach. Nearly everything I "build" in my garden is "temporary" in that I don't cement it in place and I move many parts about each year. Most of the beds built with brick or concrete blocks are there for the duration, but trellises move as the whim occurs.