Thursday, July 19, 2007

Raised Bed Gardens

The circled plant in the foreground is a green onion from a bunch I bought at the grocery store. I planted it because I couldn't eat all of them before they went bad. The rest of the first row is beans, with a few lentils planted at the end. Both beans and lentils came from grocery store packages.





In the back bed are a couple of tomato plants (bought; sorry), a small stand of lettuce and one lonely pepper plant. That's a volunteer amaranth circled - one my daughter planted a few years back called "Dragon's Tears." I suppose you could eat the seeds as well as the leaves on this variety, but I haven't tried it.

At the end, spilling onto the walkway, is a patch of purslane, which is a very good wild vegetable. There's some of it in the beans, too. I let it grow, they do well together.

You see clearly that my garden and yard are not the perfectly trimmed kind that looks like everyone else's. ;)

5 comments:

cyberscryber said...

If you don't mind answering, how much did the bricks cost for your raised beds?

Pat said...

You know, I can't remember! I know that the whole thing including the initial compost and topsoil was a little over a hundred dollars. This is the second year I've used it and expect it to last for decades.

Molfamily said...

I volunteer at a school garden that has themes for their raised beds that I thought your readers might find fun. The name of the school garden is Woodward Gardens and it is located in Tigard, Oregon. http://www.betterlivingshow.org/WoodwardGardensraisedbeds.asp

Ala said...

Both Pat's and the school's raised beds are fantastic. Congratulations! I love the stones in the kids' raised beds. They certainly add a lot to the garden!

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