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Post  martha on 6/3/2010, 12:45 pm

This photo was taken yesterday from the roof of the restaurant. (Not by me - you would have a very hard time convincing me to go up on a roof, never mind a 230 year old roof!)

I have grids, that you can't see in this photo, in the boxes furthest away. I did not yet have the grids at the time of this photo. I also had not yet picked up my toys from the yard, so it is still a mess in the photo.

The twine trellis is for cukes and squashy things and baby pumpkins to climb. Once they are providing some shade, I'll put some cool weather things underneath and see if I can keep them happy.

(The baby pumpkins are for the fall when my husband makes pumpkin soup. Last year he bought little pumpkins to carve out and use as the soup bowl. This year I hope to provide the bowls!)


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Post  jkdistad on 6/3/2010, 12:57 pm

Amazing boxes! Those must have been crazy to build! I love the asthetic they lend to the garden!

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Post  martha on 6/3/2010, 1:03 pm

Thanks!

JKdistad - that is either one big zucchini or one very small cat!

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Post  jkdistad on 6/3/2010, 1:16 pm

Big zucchini! It was about 16in. long with a 14in. girth! The cat is average/big in size...

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Post  PeggyC on 6/3/2010, 1:51 pm

cool box shapes!!

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  martha on 6/3/2010, 2:28 pm

Thanks! It was desperation - how to fit 50+ tomato plants in a sunny location.

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  Lavender Debs on 6/3/2010, 2:49 pm

Oh my goodness!! I cannot wait to see what they look like in full summer glory! Who took the picture and where where they standing??

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  martha on 6/3/2010, 3:17 pm

my bartender took the photo from the roof of the restaurant!

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Post  Theresa on 6/3/2010, 4:47 pm

WOW WOW WOW What a great view!! The layout design is AWESOME! Tell your bartender he's an excellent photographer!!

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  Chopper on 6/3/2010, 6:46 pm

What is the restaurant and is it in Acton?

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Post  martha on 6/3/2010, 8:31 pm

Yes, it is in Acton, MA - Sprigs (sprigsrestaurant.com)

Thanks Theresa - I'll tell him he is getting complimented!

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Post  timwardell on 6/3/2010, 9:15 pm

Great pic Martha! Love the unusual shape of your boxes. Very Happy

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  ayanefan on 6/3/2010, 10:03 pm

So, when you put all the puzzle pieces together, what picture does it make????


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Just kidding, it looks great!

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  trukrebew on 6/3/2010, 10:53 pm

Very ingenious solution, Martha. How does that saying go?

"Desperation is the mother of invention." :scratch:

or is it

"Necessity will put your bartender on top of a 230-year-old roof!" Smile

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  new2this on 6/4/2010, 8:16 am

That is just great!!! Love the creativity. I can see how that would make it easy to access the veggies from any side.

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Post  Dietryin on 6/4/2010, 8:49 am

You'll have to add garden tours to your special events calendar. Love the photos keep us updated.

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  martha on 6/4/2010, 2:36 pm

@ayanefan wrote:So, when you put all the puzzle pieces together, what picture does it make????


Razz

Just kidding, it looks great!




Trukrebrew - I think it is "Desperate necessity will put my bartender on a mother of a roof!"

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Post  quiltbea on 6/5/2010, 12:11 am

Unique use of shape. Love it.
I hope you get a bumper crop of everything you grow.
It looks like you have a great start.

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 6/5/2010, 7:33 am

Very creative. That will be one lush jungle when all is growing.

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Post  aspiegardner on 6/5/2010, 2:44 pm

love the creativity.

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  MsMinchin on 6/8/2010, 10:27 pm

Martha that is so cool! The shape of the beds looks really convenient to work and intriguing. I love the arched trellis idea with the shade-loving plants underneath. I was thinking of growing mini pumpkins on a teepee after I saw it on this BHG plan:



Thanks for sharing and now I know where your restaurant is!

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  Jola on 6/9/2010, 9:45 am

I like the boxes' shape from the artistic point of view, but how practical is it to have them in this shape? I don't see any practicality in it. As for the access to the plants one can just go around, since there is enough space around boxes even if they were just rectangles.. It is a lot of valuable growing space waisted, in my opinion.

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Re: Finally Going Public - photos of my garden

Post  martha on 6/9/2010, 11:45 am

the purpose for the shape is based on the shape of my usable space. If I plant tomatoes a foot apart in a straight line for 7 feet, I have 7 tomato plants. This way I have 13 plants in 7 linear feet. I do not suggest this approach for everyone - everyone's available space is different. For me, to work around existing boxes, sun and space, this is a winner.

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