Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Our Bumper Crop & Raised Beds
My hubby planted a bunch strawberries plants in containers...this is the most we gotten ripened at any one time. They are absolutely delicious.
We put in some raised vegetable beds taking out most of our postage stamp backyard. My hubby and boys built the beds. They went down to the county landfill and got truckload of composted soil. Our county recycles yard waste on a bi-weekly pickup or you can take your yard waste there. It was nice to be able to recycle the yard waste everyone generates into something useful.
In one of the beds we planted lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, radishes, zucchini, yellow straight neck squash. Actually my boys have done most of the planting.
In the other bed we planted tomatoes, pole beans, oregano, basil, and cucumbers. We still need to add a trellis for the beans and the one cherry tomato to climb.
This last picture is of my one of my flower beds in the backyard. We took out one of the railroad ties and will be replacing it will trex decking material like we made the raised beds from. My hubby didn't want to use pressure treated lumber due to the chemicals, so we are going to put the decking around the edges of the existing flower beds and make the beds more raised. I was too impatient to wait for grass seed to grow, so I put sod in between the vegetable beds....I still need a few more pieces of sod to finish off the backyard.