Were you around waaaaay back in May when I moved the vegetable garden to this sunnier site next to the garage?
And do you remember when I built a raised bed to keep the dogs from running through it?
I made it from reclaimed lumber, and showed it off here.
The popular vote was to not paint it, so I didn’t.
In order to maximize the space, I very carefully planted my cucumbers so they would grow up a trellis made from crib springs, and the zucchini and summer squash were planted in a seat frame from an old kitchen bench.
The idea was to have the frame create the “hill” recommended for planting zucchini on.
Then I planted cabbage and peppers toward the front, so they could get the most sun.
So far so good. I then bought a 6 pack of cherry tomato plants even though I only wanted 2 to plant in the earth box.
The rest were going to go to my daughter and son-in-law for their garden.
Only they didn’t come to get them. So to keep them alive I stuck them in my veggie garden, next to the cabbage. God forbid I should waste those perfectly good plants, know what I mean?
Then Deb and I decorated it 4th of July weekend. It looked so pretty!
That was then, now take a look at what it looks like today.
The zucchini plants are trying to get out and take over the yard…..
And the extra cherry tomato plants are sky high and growing over the top of everything.
Cabbage, what cabbage?
I can’t find it anymore.
I think the zucchini ate it.
It really is a jungle out there.
Especially when I’m “going in” to harvest the cukes, which, by the way, are the most plentiful I’ve ever grown.
So much for my nice neat raised vegetable garden!
Maybe next year I won’t overplant……