Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Forming the beds and paths...

Today we started shaping the beds and paths in the garden. We still have to stay well clear of the outside perimeter of the garden, to allow the fence people ample room to install the big fence that will keep out the marauding woodchucks, rabbits and deer.
But the interior of the beds are now plant-able even though not quite finished. Once the fence is put in (two weeks from now) we'll be able to finish the path that goes all the way around the garden inside the fence.
There are three long vegetable beds running down the length of the garden, and one wider bed on the end for blueberries, strawberries, and rhubarb. The long thin beds are 3 1/2 feet wide, and the two paths between them are two feet wide to accommodate a wheelbarrow.

I am terribly excited because now I can actually start planting seeds for a Fall crop! Hopefully not too many rabbits and deer will nibble the seedlings between now and when the fence is up. I can now start to sow seeds for lettuces, spinach, carrots, turnips, kohlrabi, radishes, beets, and various other Autumn loving vegetables. All I have to do is wait for it to stop raining.


  1. I don't think it's ever going to stop raining. You heard about the F1 tornado we had here in Wethersfield last week... We escaped the tornado (had horizontal rain, though) but did not escape the hail. I'm currently trying to save what plants I can from my garden, as they got hit pretty hard.

    Your new garden looks great!

  2. Yeah we have days more heavy rains forecast again now.....yikes.
    We had a heavy hail a couple weeks ago but strangley my veggies came through with only minimal damage. I thought it was going to crack my car windshield!

  3. You really seem to have green fingers and so much affinity for your environment! I admire everybody who manages to do ecological gardenening!!!
    I have always dreamt of that and we do have anough land... still I just don't have the time... but that's really the way it should be, people should grow their own veggies... and you've got all the worms to make it happen!

    but I am proud to say, that we've got plenty of fruits trees and bushes and they are just amazing! Right now I'm going out to harvest a couple of cherries for breakfast and before the birds decide to eat them all!

    Have fun and I am sure your crops are gonna be very rewarding!

    here's one of my recent posts:


    It's a tough read, but I feel it's something everybody should know about...

    If you're interested in seeing our garden etc... there are pics lower down in our B&B-blog...

  4. We're having even MORE rain. I'm getting to the point where I'm gonna rip up the tomato & pepper plants and start growing rice!