Thursday, April 19, 2012

Garden Photos

A brass bed I bought at the thrift store will be a strawberry bed.
I have day lilies planted down the side and gladiolus planted
at the head. I have a few strawberry plants in there and will
transplant more in the fall- I also have daisies (annuals) planted
with them

The beginning  of our vegetable garden March 6 2012

 Red potatoes..the link to building this potato planter
is on my Pinterest board. We made it 2' x 2'..planted the seed
potatoes about 6" deep. As they grow we added a layer
of soil and compost and kept doing this until the soil
portion is a little over 2 ft.  As you can see below they have
grown way over the top. The plan stated that it would
produce 100 lbs potatoes...this will be determined later.
We made the planter from an old swing that was pretty
weathered. The height now is over 3 ft

 We have broccoli, carrots, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes,
rutabagas, okra, yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers
butternut squash and sunflowers
 We made a compost bed in the garden. Red potatoes
on the left and butternut squash on the right..they will
cover the bed with their vines. I am growing these potatoes
in compost, just to see if it can be done..I have read that it
can. The deer is made by my Christmas
he gets a red bow around his neck.
April 19, 2012 after the rain

The garden is approx 50 ft x 30 ft

Red Cabbage that we planted in late fall 2011

This is the first time I have ever grown spinach...and it
is so easy and so good. I planted the Burpee Signature Spinach,
double choice hybrid. The leaves are thicker than store bought.
When you pick it more grows from the long this
will continue ..I don't know. I hope it will grow year round,
but it gets so hot here in S Ga in the summer - just have to wait and see.
Another's ready in 35 days. Even if you don't have a
garden space, try growing it in a flower bed that gets full sun.
My pictures do not show the plants because it grows close to the
ground and with the mulch, you can barely see the leaves.


1 comment :

  1. I've thought about doing a flower BED - yours looks great! I'm so envious of your yard and plants! It all looks lovely.