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The garden, in a state of becoming 
19th-Jun-2012 06:55 am
Summer

We spent another two hours in the vegetable garden yesterday evening. We got the new raised bed to the point where we could plant in it. It still needs one more course of stones around it, and then the watering system, but we really wanted to get the plants in before the heat of the week. Rocks can wait; plants are a bit more seasonally dependent.

So here is the current garden...

This is the fabulous new bed that Achaosofkittens built. It is, of course, full of peppers and parsley.


These are my potato bags (needing more dirt) with a 1x1 raised bed in front that has pumpkin sprouts.

Left to right: watermelon, basil, purple tomatoes, basil, cucumbers. Everything still needs cages and trellises.

This bed has the other part of the salsa mix: Roma and salsa tomatoes (missing one cage) and basil.

Here is what a pair of almost-ripe pawpaw fruits look like.

We let the wild blackberries grow wherever we aren't directly working or walking.

Comments 
20th-Jun-2012 01:02 am (UTC)
I hadn't seen or really understood pawpaws until I moved to this house. Achaosofkittens had planted three (four?) of them from Edible Landscaping. Www.eat-it.com

Virginia grows clay and rocks. Most plants that I know prefer actual dirt. Rather than attempting to remove the clay and rocks and replace them, we just built open-top dirt storage containers. ::grin::
20th-Jun-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
I am familiar with clay-and-rock gardening. :) Raised beds are indeed the way to go.
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