Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gardening Progress: Veggies Planted, Now Let's Grow!

OK, now we're talking! The raised beds that looked great, but were empty are now filled with plants:

In the end, Dawn and Shira settled on the following plants:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Sweet peppers
  • Mini Eggplants
  • Chili Peppers
  • Squash
  • Corn
  • Cantaloupe
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Strawberries

The above selection wasn't exactly what the original plan called for, but the easy availability at Home Depot meant that they won out.

Now, when do harvest?

Actually, I've got figure out a way to fence off these guys from the local rabbit and kid population. I'm thinking that my five minute fence that worked so well for the X-Garden may not work as well for these raised beds. The X-Garden is planted in a BigBagBed, which is round and tall enough that it supports the chicken wire poultry netting without addition posts. The rectangular beds look like they are going to need some sort of posts to give the netting shape. We'll see.

On the X side of things, we planted a bucket 'o mint:

Mint has a reputation for crowding everything else out, so it calls for it's own contained space to grow. This old beach bucket looked like the perfect container to recycle and the let mint run.

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