Thursday, June 3, 2010

New raised beds

This year James and I decided to put in new raised beds for our vegi garden. Over the years I have had raised beds constructed of lumber, they worked, but never lasted more then a few years and the cost was high. We decided to construct our beds out of concrete. They are working out very well! James made forms, poured the concrete mix, let it dry. With in a day we were laying down weed guard and adding our secret soil mix (actually it isn't a secret, but it sounded good). The pictures show how well things are coming along, we should have a nice harvest this summer. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, green beans, radishes and a few other things are shown in these pictures. Tomato cages are constructed of large pieces of white wire fencing, it is just made round and wired to its self, these are much better for support then the little towers. We do use the towers however to support our peppers. James made an iron trellis to allow the green beans to climb. Iron trellis of all shapes and sizes are available from our Old Soul Studios inventory. Happy gardening & Healthy eating~Jacque & James 


Darla said...

Okay, this is just a little on the tidy side, lol. Wonderful job!

Faded Charm said...

What a great idea. We have some raised beds for our herbs and strawberries, but they are rotting away andwill need to be replaced. All your things look so far along. It has been so cold andwet here, we haven't even gotten our garden in yet and it's June. We've always had it in by now.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Kansas Amy said...

Very nice! Great job with the concrete!

Anonymous said...

wow ... i can't believe an hour away can be soooo green! looks like we will be having a great salad bar party at your place!

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Janie said...

Love your garden and your blog! I always enjoy seeing what you are up to and reading what you have to say!
Thanks for sharing!!!


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