Read PART 1 HERE.
Going on from yesterday, here is My 2013 Raised Bed Garden:
In this bed, I’ve got squash (zucchini and butternut) and Kentucky green beans.
I tried an experiment with the zucchini this year. I tried one with the addition of cow manure and the other without. So far, they are exactly the same. Hm. Okay then.
The green beans haven’t reached the trellis yet, but they’re getting there.
This is the most boring bed because I just planted it. It’s three melon plants and French green beans. The melons are crane and Boule d’Or melons, two of which I grew from seed myself.
I have pots scattered around the yard too. Eventually I’m going to get a dolly out and move them to a more attractive location, but in the meantime, from left to right I have:
Potatoes. I used this new method and they seem happy so far.
Garlic. They are planted too close together, but they are dealing with it.
Apple Melon. I’m going to try to trellis it.
Fennel Bulbs. I read that fennel doesn’t get along with a lot of other plants, so I put it by itself in a pot. The seeds aren’t sprouting, so may have to re-plant.
In the pot in the back, I have Cosmos and Pincushion flowers. The two small pots in front are yarrow plants I dug up from other parts of the yard.
Other plants in pots that are not pictures include: Scarlet Runner Beans, parsley, more basil, thyme, savory, chamomile, chives, dahlia, and nasturtium.
The side plot are all perennials. It starts to the left of the raised beds and run all the way behind them. All the plants are in gopher cages. They include: strawberries, artichoke, asparagus, yarrow, hops, raspberries, and one bedragled peony.
The strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, yarrow, and sad peony are all plants I transplanted from other parts of the yard. It’s gratifying to see them thriving in their new environment (except the peony, poor thing).
I harvested asparagus for the first time, which was so cool! The strawberries don’t look that exciting compared to the pillowy things you get in the store, but they taste approximately 1000% better.
So there you have it. How’s your garden going so far?