September 13, 2010

Garden Additions

The weather has finally chilled out just enough for us to get outside and add on to our existing vegetable beds. We added 2- 4'x4'beds to mirror what we already had. Josh and Frank did all of the hard work of moving the soil and mulch, digging 4" down to do a few "lasagna" layers to prevent weeds, and assembling the boxes. We've already planted for our second growing season. We're trying some new things: red okra, brussel sprouts, blue lake beans, kentucky beans, frying peppers, cherokee purple tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes among other things. Hopefully we'll get something from all of the plants before it starts cooling off too much which is in maybe November. I have heard of a few people who's tomatoes were still going strong in January and the lady at home depot said she'd had the same eggplant for two straight years so we'll keep our fingers crossed.
Jill was goofing off, turning the camera on me and making me pose, she's a fun girl : )

Checking out the bird nest
Our two new square foot gardens
Lastly, meet Frankbob Yellowpants

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