After getting the lawn cut, the patio swept and the gardens some what weeded I decided it was perfect timing to take some overview photos. It has been a long time since I have posted overview photos, in fact the last time was when the garden was under a foot of snow. Lots has changed since then like the addition of three new raised beds, a potato bin, two new native soil gardens that I will show today and a new hose setup. Lets start at the base of the garden, photographed from the patio:
Here is a shot from the front yard looking down. The big mass half way down is peas & broad beans. They will soon make way for the uncovered poly tunnel and the start of some crops to be harvest this fall. You may also notice that the potato bin is almost filled to the top.
Here is one of the native soil gardens I put in and it is an extension of a perennial border that goes around the back steps. I had planned on grow a few things in pots so I decide to dig a bed from them. With the added soil area I have planted herbs, rhubarb, green onions & the lemon queen sunflowers form the The Great Sunflower Project in this area. Potted plants in this bed are jersey devil tomatoes, red fingerling potatoes, the compost bag potatoes, sugar snap peas & herbs.
This is the last new bed for the garden and is very tiny. I put this in to house the potted radicchio, sport peppers and the soon to be sungold tomatoes in the empty pot. It is also a good spot to plant some marigolds from Skeeter who contributes at In The Garden. By placing the pots on or inside of the rock edge it makes cutting/trimming the lawn much easier.
The last new thing to update on is the new hose setup, You may recall that I posted about this in May. It has been completed for a few weeks now and is working great. Previously the hose was in the back garden and I was constantly smashing plants with the hose. Now it is way out of the way and is easy to roll up.
To end things on a high note, Mister Early tomato is finally starting to turn and in this heat it should be ready any day now. The plant is 'Siletz' and was started way back in February around Valentines day. I was hoping for a red tomato during the first week of June or sooner but with our cold spring this year that was not to be. Still can't complain about a red tomato even in late June I guess.
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