The truth is my veg garden has always been a flop but this year after another person told me of his success with raised bed I thought I would try it. I am very happy with the results.We have allready eaten turnip tops and swiss chard, so have the bugs.
I had kept the planks from the deck we replaced so had them to raise the sides. I just put stakes in and filled them with the best soil I had some was from an old compost that I had not emptied for some years,some was spagmum moss . I put bone meal in the plants I started inside and then fed them with miricle grow and epsom salts. With the rains we have been having things are growing like mad. My strawberries were ok but we only had a few the birds and the beasts got most of them.
The large leaves you see are pepper squash . I am proud of the trellises I made. They are holding up cuccumber and pole beans.
One of the containers i am growing in is a box Bill made to cover the air conditioner on the outside. When we got new windows on the front that didn't open it was no longer in use but I like to reuse and now it is a lovely deep growing container.
I bought all my seeds at the dollar store for three for a dollar so this has not cost too much.
Now I will show you my roses. The ones by the door were bought at Pickering nurseries. They are the best and strongest rose I have ever had . They are a tower rose not a climer.
The other pic is the flowers blooming in the driveway.
Its Canada Day today so like a true hard working Canadian I washed clothes hanging them out of course. dug stuff up chopped stuff of, moved the kitchen tent by myslef, That was a laugh but I did it , and cleaned long grass from one spot .Really it was a great day not too hot nice breaze. To night its off to Napanee for the fire works with friends.
Hope you all had a good day too even you guys in Tennesee. Love Ruth