Sunday, April 26, 2009

Second Raised Bed



While I was writing today's book report, Tom was busy setting up the second raised bed. This one contains our transplanted garlic plants and French Red shallot bulbs. The first one is just to the right with a walkway in between the two.

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  1. Garlic and shallots! Those are like love words! :-)

    Lezlie

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  2. It sounds like a delicious meal is about to emerge from those raised beds.

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  3. Lisa, you are right!! Had chives just tonight on baked potatoes.

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  4. That's great Nan! My son-in-law made 2 raised beds and I showed Jenny (our youngest daughter) how to plant a garden in them. Her tomatoes and peppers look great when I saw them today and her cucumbers are coming up!

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  5. Sherri, I can't believe cukes 'coming up' and peppers and tomatoes planted. We're a month away from any of them going into the garden. :<)

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  6. I love the idea of raised beds - so much easier to get at and easier to divide garden tasks into segments, too! Wish I could get DH to build me some....

    Love your new header photo, Nan!

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  7. JoAnn, you are so right about the 'garden tasks' aspect. That was one of the things Carol at May Dreams Gardens mentioned which sold me. The act of weeding becomes so much easier when broken down into beds. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, and letting the whole garden go, you can just do one at a time. If he would like, your husband could email me (address on profile page) and he and Tom could talk about the actual building. Honestly, they take hardly any time, and just involve a little sawing and nailing.

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  8. The raised bed looks simple enough for me to do myself (almost!). Maybe I can just ask if he'll 'help' me ;-)

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  9. JoAnn, do email if you want any info. I already told Tom I offered his guidance. :<)

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