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In the garden this month (May)

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Rezgirl

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We finished installing the raised beds and we had a load of topsoil/compost delivered. This was the most costly part of building the raised bed garden. I debated a long time before making this decision. Topsoil is non existent here, but it seemed ridiculous to pay for it. For a gal from a state where great soil is a given, this seemed so extravagant. I calculated the amount of trips it would take to fill all the beds, and the time involved. (Not to mention the hassle of dragging along the tots) Finally I decided to bite the bullet and have it delivered

 

 

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We fenced in the new garden, joining it to the old one. I planted potatoes and corn in the old garden. We made a gate, and I just love it! :wub:

 

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I picked my first tomato today! Kinda cheated on this- We hauled this 3 ft high Patio tomato plant back from Maryland in April.

 

 

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Spinach and Radishes

 

 

Else where in the beds things are beginning to pop up. It is so fun to go out early in the morning and see what has made an appearance overnight. So far I have found, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, red beets, onions, cucumbers, squash and lettuce.

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Gorgeous!! I absolutely love the way you designed the raised beds, GREAT JOB!!

 

And the plants are coming along so nicely!!

 

The gate is lovely! :thumbs:

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Looks nice! What are you doing for watering?

 

 

I am using a sprinkler for the old part of the garden, Corn and Potatoes. For the raised beds I am using a water wand similar to this. It waters like a shower head.

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