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Monday, June 13, 2016

A Little Veggie Garden

Part of my working outside last week was to get the
veggie garden planted.  We can have frost in the night
through mid-May, so it's safest to wait until June to plant.


It's small and manageable, and just the right size so we
don't have crops that are too big for our family.
I have a little space left and I might put in a row of carrots
and baby kale, but for the most part it's done.



Oh, and various and sundry cats to keep the rabbits from
nibbling on things!  That's always helpful!

57 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Betsy! I love it! It looks so cute and Englishy. Please post another picture, when your veggies fill in a little bit. Now, I want to make another garden just like yours. And I'll take that guard kitty, too.

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    1. I will! I seem to have quite a few things that crawl like the squashes and zucchini and cucumber. I tried to give them room but they will be all over the place soon! haha. I love your raised beds, though and thought it would be easy to make mine that way...same shape, just make the sides. The Mister doesn't see the need, though. haha.

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    2. If you have good soil, you probably don't need raised beds. The shape of your beds would make very pretty raised beds, though. I have terrible soil....clay. So for me the raised beds makes much more sense.

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    3. Yeah, that makes sense. We hit clay if we dig down very far...but it's not red. haha. I still mix in some potting soil when I plant. I just went out there to check on things and almost lost my cucumber...it was thirsty! haha. Goodness! I need to remember I have outside chores now. lol.

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    4. Oh no! Not the cucumbers! Lol!! If only the cats knew how to turn the water hose on.

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    5. They perked up...whew...that was close. haha.

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  2. Ummm, fresh veggies and fruit...wonderful garden. I'm jealous....

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    1. The blueberries and blackberries are new...might have to wait a year for any fruit, but I'm excited! I had a huge blackberry patch years ago and loved it!

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  3. That's great Betsy. The soil looks fantastic, do you get your manure from the local stables? I do, several sacks full in the Autumn and dig it in ready for the Spring.

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    1. No manure..but we have a little tilling machine that turns up the soil really well. After I planted everything, the mister put mulch over it all to keep the weeds from growing.

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  4. Love the shape and design, Betsy. This is just lovely. I always think it's wonderful to be able to eat home-grown. And of course the guard kitty is an extra bonus!

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    1. We've had that garden like that for years and years! It's just about the right size for us!

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    2. I guess I've missed seeing photos of it. I thought it was new!

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  5. Awesome there, young lady! I agree with Laurie...keep the pictures coming!

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    1. yep, I will...and hey, I rotated my crops this year! haha...

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  6. I love your layout! Such a pretty garden!

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    1. the mister did that design years ago....

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  7. This is OUTSTANDING and manageable......love it.

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    1. VERY manageable...just enough for us!

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  8. Oh my, it looks so perfect....Can't wait to see all the goodies you will be growing. Like the "night watchman" too. HaHa

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    1. I'm never short of watchmen around here. haha.

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  9. Hi Betsy - that's amazing ... so neat and tidy and the soil looks perfect for an excellent crop or two ... a good week worked I'd say ... enjoy all the sprouting goodies ... cheers Hilary

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    1. It was a good week of outside work and the weather was perfect...so nice!

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  10. Batsy, that's wonderful!!!!
    Have a nice week

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  11. That's very pretty, Betsy. It looks manageable and your pest control should keep it safe.=^..^=

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    1. I doubt if any bunnies venture in...at least I hope they are smart enough not to!

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  12. Interesting shape to your little veggie garden. Did you design it?
    I just LOOOOVE Blueberries . . . and so does Peter.

    Soil looks great. Do you get your fingernails messy there as well? . . . or is that just potting? . . . lol
    Have a nice day. Wonder if your studio is tidy yet . . . lol . . :)

    Happy mopping!! . . lol

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    1. The Mister did it years ago....isn't he clever...lol....

      The studio is looking better...not perfect, but better! :)

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    2. He did a very good job and I am impressed?
      Did you have a hand in the design?

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  13. I love it Betsy!!! It is absolutely gorgeous. Happy harvest when the time comes :-)

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    1. My tomato plants have blossoms....that's a good sign! haha.

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  14. That is quaint how it is set up too
    All nice and neat at your zoo
    I suppose my ocd can forgive the dirt now
    Rabbits should would raise an eyebrow
    Then again they let foxes play
    So you may have bunnies join the fray lol

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    1. Maybe the bunnies are all gone
      as the foxes sang their dinner song. lol.
      Yes, nice and neat
      such a treat.
      Better than my studio
      which gives me woes. haha.

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  15. I love this. We have our garden arranged in four space with a walkway.

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    1. The walk ways are nice. Hate the gravel though...not my idea.
      Can't walk out there barefoot!

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  16. Wow, what a nice little set-up. Loved the labels on everything.

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    1. The labels were for inquiring minds. :)

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  17. Looks like it was done by a designer--beautiful and usable!!!
    Ann

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    1. Thank you, Ann! It's the perfect size for us and doesn't take
      up all of our time taking care of it. I'm most excited for the tomatoes!

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  18. It is lovely! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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    1. Well, thank you, Linda! You know....all of my blog friends named Linda live in Canada.
      How about that...haha.

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  19. its beautiful and so very well protected ( cat patrol ),,

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    1. Yes, it is. And plenty of patrolmen to take turns. haha.

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  20. I saw a little veggie garden
    With plants lined in a row
    Each little leaf was smiling
    As it's roots spread and it did grow.

    Each plant received some water
    From Betsy's little can
    The sunlight made the leaves green
    As photosynthesis began.

    I hope you are rewarded
    With such a healthy crop
    Of veggies all through summer
    They know your kindness just won't stop.

    . . . and I hope the cats chase all the nasty slugs away . . . lol

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  21. What a cute place for an evening stroll!

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    1. Well, it would be a really short stroll! haha...

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  22. It reminds me of an old fashioned Victorian Knot Garden...so very pretty, and the perfect size to manage.
    ~Jo

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  23. Hi Betsy...
    Hopefully you'll be cooking all summer, with the "fruits" of your labour...
    Looks great!
    I got some green beans planted at the cottage....fingers crossed!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I've never tried beans but sugar snap peas always grow well. I should have planted some!
      I love fresh green beans...lucky you. Yum!

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  24. Oh my what a lovely garden! Enjoy the bounty.

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    1. Thanks, Carol....It looks happy so far! I've been watering every day!

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  25. Wow, that is really a work of art!

    Laurie

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    1. Thanks, Laurie...I appreciate at you stopping by and commenting!

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