KathrynN recently posted one of her great threads on planting her vegetable garden. Link :http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140007/raised-bed-victory-garden-at-stately-norman-manor-updated-pics-today/20#post_992893
It struck me that our vegetable gardens are like smoking. It takes patience, effort and care but results in great food.
In salute to KathrynN who has been so supportive of this newbie and has given so much good advice and great recipes, I am posting pictures of my vegetable garden here at Passing Wind Estates. As we live in the mountains, it is mostly just going in now.
The bed on the left is my two year old Haskap patch. I got a few berries last year and I am hoping for a few more this year. The bed on the right are tomato seedlings from the greenhouse behind. I just put them in today.
As we may still have lower evening temperatures, I covered the bed with Remay cloth.
Here is my two year old strawberry patch. If you live on a mountainside in BC, you have so many critters around, you have to cage your strawberries or you don't get any to eat.
The next bed is my teepee for pole beans that I just planed. In front of that are 5 varieties of garlic that I put in last fall. I have become a bit of a garlic fanatic and find the different garlic varieties are better for different dishes. Don't get me started.
The tires you see in this and other pictures will have zucchini and patty pan squash in them. It is just to early to put them out without protection. The next bed holds potatoes we planted about 2 weeks ago.
I just planted bush beans in the next bed.
The next bed has tomato plants under Cozy Coat protection and another row of potatoes.
The next bed has annual flowers we just put in with walking onions at the end. I always do one bed of flowers in the rotation of my vegetable garden.
We have three 4 foot square beds. The first holds spinach and lettuce. We have already had a couple of salads. There are some green onions just coming up.
The next bed has carrots that are just showing and our snow peas that are coming along well.
The last bed are peppers and cucumber plants I just put out today. They have to go under cover as it is still chilly for them up here.
I hadn't even looked at the gardening section of the forum until I saw KathrynN's post. I love the pictures and info here. This is a great forum!