Thursday, June 14, 2012

Productive raised beds

mid-June, 2012, WNC
My raised beds in the mountains have been amazing.  Filled with commercial compost, topped up with bags of mushroom compost, and enriched with Espoma organic slow-release fertilizer, they've continued to produce. This spring, it was greens, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and lettuce.  I'm harvesting beets and leeks now, along with greens (uh, you see that Tuscan kale plant in the center of the photograph!)

raised beds in the mountains
 But tomatoes are coming along nicely, along with squash plants and beans.  Soon, there will be a switch in our 'local food' diet.  It'll be welcome, too.

sunset from the front door


  1. Lisa, your beds look great! I just harvested a few small heirloom tomatoes, but I desperately need to get in the garden and install the trellises for the beans and cucumbers...I waited a little too long, I'm afraid, so it's not going to be an easy task! Ah well, it's nice to enjoy the edible rewards of our hard work, isn't it? ;-)

  2. I am thinking I want to plant Kale this fall. Have enjoyed it so much.


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