New potato bed
Look at what my honey built. This is our new structure for our third kick at the can. Kevin is determined to grow potatoes. We actually have one potato plant growing way in the far end bed... where we were growing them last year. I guess it's a slow 'spouter'. We know to rotate, so even though we have a lonesome plant growing on its own, Kevin prepared a completely different bed, created a box, added new soil, compost and topped the lot with dry leaves. Now we water regularly and wait. Fingers crossed that third time is a charm.
I also planted a bunch of seeds in little pots. Last week, we bought potting soil to give our seeds a fighting chance. I planted flowers, different types of vegetables and then some herbs in my kitchen garden (the old hot tub).
There's still a few summer months left: we're hoping we can harvest a good crop before there's too much humidity in the air. It sure would be nice if we could eat our own vegetables on a more regular basis.
2/23/2014 06:38:58 am
Hi Anne and Kevin - your garden is looking great. I think the raised bed is a wonderful idea..Kevin is SO clever and handy too! Have you thought about planting some of your new squash seeds near the top of the hill where you have those other funky squash plants? In fact, that may be a great spot to put in another veggie garden!! I know, haha, the last thing you need is more jobs to add to the ones you already have. We have great success with inground plants like beets and onions (our soil at the farm is very dry and we can only water once a week) and a type of spinach that grows quite tall (just pick off the leaves you need and the plant keeps on giving...I'll get the name of the hybrid for you).
2/24/2014 12:01:43 pm
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