Saturday, May 15, 2010

Raised beds for vegetables

It's amazing how good 'soil' (in this case, commercial compost and composted manure) can support excellent growth. The lettuce, tomatoes, and other vegetables in my raised beds in the mountains are flourishing.

Now these are permanent beds with stone, but you don't need them to have raised beds. They can be formed without support, actually, and be wonderfully productive.

But it reminds me, again, of how MUCH vegetables need nutrients (compared to trees, shrubs, and perennials).

These lettuces are much bigger and more succulent than any of those I've grown before, obviously thanks to LOTS of extra nutrients in the compost!

And these French breakfast radishes (seeds were from Renee's Garden Seeds) look great!

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