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Post  memart1 on 5/28/2012, 11:56 am

On May 10th the front of my house was bare. But on the 11th and 12th my son-in-law built my raised bed. Then on the 13th and 14th my grand-daughter's fiance filled it from a huge pile of compost that I had in the woodsy part of my land. On the 15th I made the grids from an old vinyl blind. On the 16th and 17th I put in some potted plants and some seeds. Here is a picture up to that point.

Since then I've had some seeds sprout, and I see buds. This weekend my daughter and son-in-law put up my trellis frames, and I put trellis netting on them. I've also put in more plants and seeds. So here are pictures from today.



Bush beans


Blossom on an Early Girl tomato

Buds on a Red Bell Pepper

And here is an overall picture from this morning

I have eggplants, sweet peppers, peas, pole beans, zucchini, spaghetti squash, carrots, and lettuce also planted. I hope to replace the compost from this year with MM next year. I have already gotten one bale of peat, and Agway said they will get more vermiculite in a week or so. I will look for four good composts commercially, and I am going to screen some more from my big pile for the fifth. I didn't screen what is in there now, but a screen is my next project. If I get just a little produce this year, I will be happy, and next year, the sky's the limit (or my purse strings are).


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Post  walshevak on 5/28/2012, 12:42 pm

That looks so neat. Mine is not nearly so pretty. And do I spy some space out from the existing bed for another bed for fall or next year?



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Post  memart1 on 5/28/2012, 1:07 pm

Yes, I have lots of space for more. However my financial priorities are first to fill this one with MM, then I want to put in a 4 x 6 for strawberries. I saw a neat pyramid one that size on the forum, and I'd like to be a copycat. I have a pile of flagstone I can use for walkways. In my ceramics shop I am working on some pots for herbs, and some decorator items also. I see lots of great ideas on the forum, just wish I were younger and richer. I know that once I get some veggies from the garden it will help with the food bill and be healthier.


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Post  quiltbea on 5/28/2012, 1:33 pm

@memart.....Everything is looking grand. You and your family have done a great job getting you started into SFG. Congratulations.

I know you'll be amazed at the terrific fresh flavor of your coming crops. Enjoy.


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Post  JustMe on 5/30/2012, 12:12 am

Definitely a project your family can be proud of!


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Post  rowena___. on 5/30/2012, 10:25 am

that is really beautiful--so neat and tidy!--and just imagine how lush it will be when it is all filled out!


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