Thursday, February 02, 2006

How Does Our Garden Grow?

The wheelbarrow with yard soil/sand. Peat moss, composted cow manure and a few other natural nutrient promoters were added to the plot. The veggies have 18" of yummy goodness to feed on. A cloche was constructed from PVC tubing to cover the garden from freezing temps. We've actually had a few nights that required protecting the tender plantings.
These pictures were taken mid-December (when the cedar posts were purchased and laid down as framing for the raised-bed garden) and last week. Planting was done January 2 and twenty days later, I was nibblin' on baby leaf lettuces. They've been thinned and are continuing to grow along with carrots, onions and broccoli.

By the way, I l-o-v-e the cedar frame! When the cloche cover is removed, the garden has the warm aroma of cedar... it's wonderful! I am also very fond of the reddish coloring. The wood is not chemically treated and it naturally deters weather deteriation and insect damage.

2 Comments:

Blogger Floridacracker said...

Hi Girl,
I just stopped by to see your garden. Very impressive...you are way ahead of me.

February 05, 2006 12:11 AM  
Blogger gingersmack said...

Looks great!

February 13, 2006 11:22 PM  

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