Friday, October 7, 2011

Planting for the coming season......

This is a view of our raised veggie garden from our bedroom window which I have just this last Saturday planted out. From left to right these beds contain, cherry tomatoes, silverbeet & lettuces, potatoes and red onions (waiting for seeds to germinate), carrots & spring onions then the last one has a mixture of herbs and rhubarb. Then in between each raised bed I have strawberries planted in pots and strawberry planters (40+ plants).
I really like these raised beds because they make my veggie garden look tidy and pleasant to look at plus they are easy to maintain and to rotate crops like potatoes. It gets full sun over most of the year and although I don't have enough room to plant everything I would ultimately like to grow I've realised there are certain crops that I seem to fail at growing like brassicas and some crops that seem to thrive no matter what I do.  In a couple of weeks I'll plant out more tomatoes, parsley and basil. Yum can't wait for easy summer salads!
These bluebells have just started flowering amongst the maidenhair fern... so pretty but I'd really like some pink ones which my parents have in their extensive garden.
This is Caitlin's cat who loves it when we are out in the garden. She always follows me around then plonks herself down right where I don't need her.

These flowers are from a plant called 'wedding bells' and make a beautiful display next to pathway which you can see in the previous photo.
And these beautiful flowers are peeking through from one of my neighbors gardens. I'm not sure what they are but I really like their pretty colour.
What's growing in your garden this season???

12 comments:

Michelle said...

You are very organised I am a little behind on planting my summer crop lol I still have some leeks celery and kale from my winter crop! I have planted garlic shallots and red onion back in July and this week got the runner beans in. I wish my garden looked weedless like yours lets hope the beautiful weather we are having today lasts for a few more days so I can get out there and do it!

XUE said...

Nothing much growing over here. Used to love gardening (in other countries) but it's too hard to deal with the Dubai heat. Love yr raised planters & what I can see of yr lovely garden!

sewtakeahike said...

I love your raised beds!! I've never seen them with that corrugated metal as the border and the shape is just so eye pleasing! If I ever have a raised bed garden, I want it to look just like yours!

Diane said...

I LOVE those raised beds! Those planters are perfect...

Karen said...

I love the raised beds - not so much bending over & kneeling. Your garden is delightful. I hope your harvest is bountiful.

Leslie said...

that garden is so beautiful and tidy and perfect!! i love those raised beds.

Michele Pacey said...

Those raised beds are so great! Are they repurposed somethings, or were they meant for this use? They're just perfect for gardening in.

Ariane said...

Your garden looks gorgeous!! I love the raised beds!!!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful garden... and I see your cat agrees!

Little Blue Mouse said...

Those raised beds are fantastic!
I was thinking the same as Michele Pacey ^ - were they used for something else in a previous life?

Natalie said...

Wow, I love the raised beds! We hope to have some like them someday.

Holly U said...

I echo the previous comments: what are these made from, feed or water troughs? It's such a great idea! How long do they last when filled with dirt? Our cedar beds didn't last nearly as long as we thought they would and we'd love a more sturdy answer.

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