Friday, September 5, 2008

New raised garden


This is my new raised garden bed. I have put it in front of the dining room window, so I can always see how it is doing. It sits at the end of our driveway in a space which was not used at all.
We have used some soil removed from an area out the front which we are going to pave, and added lots of compost, lupin mulch etc.
It is quite densely planted with asparagus, strawberries, lettuce, mizuna, celery and bok choy.
This is also the first time we have used drip line irrigation, and we like it so much we will eventually move the whole garden over to it.
The next thing is to get shade for it in the summer time.
My experience last summer suggests that for months at a time, the only way our vegetables will survive is under at least 60% shade.

2 comments:

ButterflyGirl said...

That looks wonderful. Looks like you've been busy, now its time to sit back and watch it all grow

Nicole said...

wow look awesome, maybe you could make a shade cloth carport