Monday, May 9, 2011

Abundant greens and vibrant sedums

raised beds in the mountains
It's been such a busy spring that I haven't been able to get up to my vegetable beds in the mountains in over a month, until last weekend.

They've been producing greens, greens, and more greens (my gardening companion kept bringing quite a bit back down the hill -- aka the Blue Ridge Escarpment).

vegetable beds and sedum

But finally, having a day to harvest most of the winter greens, and plant tomatoes and peppers, was welcome.  I was tired, but happy.  What fun to get quite a bit planted.

And in our Clemson garden, the potatoes, garlic, and onions are doing well, although there's definitely some herbivore sneaking up to snag the pea shoots.  At least s/he doesn't like tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, or onions!

4 comments:

  1. Lisa, I like those brick-like stones ( they aren't bricks, are they? ) - are they local?

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  2. The stones are from Tennessee, so not exactly local.

    But they're nice because they can be cut in a way that makes them easy to stack, and they're heavy, so don't move around.

    We liked them too, because they work well with the color of the house (unlike fieldstone).

    You might enjoy the post about putting them in! http://naturalgardening.blogspot.com/2010/04/stone-raised-beds.html

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  3. Your season is very much further on than ours Lisa. We dont have any salad crops sown and no plans in the short term either.

    I love your sedums- like you I am a big fan. We plan a green roof on our new buildings and sedum is one of our options. It could be great.

    Rob

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  4. Wow! These are some of the nicest looking raised beds I've ever seen. Now I've got raised beds envy...

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