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This weekend was all about getting my raised beds built! Saturday morning, Hubster drove to the sawmill to purchase raw lumber for my raised beds. Today the weather was glorious! This morning while I was working on my urn planters, Hubster & Pumpkin were busy cutting and building my boxes. We decided to start with two 4′ x 4′ boxes and one 4′ x 8′ box. The location of them is a bit awkward, because our property is so hilly and we get the best sun in the front. Once we establish that this layout works, we’ll incorporate a few more beds and fruit trees.

Raised Beds

Raised Beds

After a few cloudy days, my tomatoes showed specks of mold in a few spots of the soil! Oh no! I quickly removed the dome lid to give them more air and brewed a cup of strong chamomile tea. Once the tea cooled, I gave the soil a good spritz and again the next day. The mold was gone and it was sunny again, so the soil was able to dry up some. Let’s hope I side-stepped this obstacle.  The celery is starting to show new growth, the potatoes are steady, the pepper plants are finally popping through the soil and the scallions have 4″ of growth in only one week!

Seven Days Growth

Seven Days Growth

My potager is coming together, Thanks Hubster & Pumpkin! Now, if only I could have some steps build into the hill…

Week 2: Scallions (some people call green onions) & celery
Week 1: Tomatoes, Peppers, Sweet Potato & Potato Vines

How does your garden grow?