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Sat Jun 22, 2024, 12:26 PM Jun 22

Rainy garden days... [View all]

I love the way rain makes the garden look. It’s seems to bring out the lushness of the plants even the more immature. Had about an inch last night, going for more over the weekend at least it’s going to be cooler.

The gate was made out of an old pallet. A delivery truck took out our mailbox post and bent the box so we got a new one. Used the old box for garden tools. Keeps ‘em out of the weather.

The wood for the raised beds are courtesy of the Federal Government. A National Campground by us was replacing the wood on the picnic tables. The old wood was being discarded. We asked if we could recycle it and they were all too happy to let us take it. Closest bed is onions, spinach, radishes, carrots. Under the mailbox is a ground level bed with onions and snow peas.

This bed is onions, carrots, green beans. The bricks that make up the little raised beds were repurposed from my son’s patio that they replaced. In that bed are the zucchini, snow peas, green beans, butternut squash. I planted butternut squashes at various random places in the garden. They’ll last through the winter in storage.

Adding the tomato bed in this overall view.the bricks are ringing the entire compound. This is a southern facing garden. The bricks warm up the soil quicker in the spring they hold the daily heat in longer. The elderberry bushes are north of the beds they shelter the beds from any fierce north summer winds.

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