We start with a shot that shows the wooden raised beds and a little extra. The white "square" on the ground is a 2x2 sq foot frame that was made using pvc. I have since added chicken wire to it and added a small raised bed with bricks. I planted some pepper plants that were in containers and radishes in it. I had to find a way to keep the cats out, but also come up with a way of not needing to buy chicken wire every time.
The 3 wooden beds continue to produce delicious tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. I've had to trim down some of the tomato plants because they are simply getting too big. I will need to add more support for next Spring. The tee-pees worked fine, but only to a certain point, and then it was just nuts.
I check on it every few days to make sure the soil is moist, but leave it alone for most of the time. The grass clippings and shredded paper I am using as mulch seem to be doing the trick.
I will try and grow something new every year and it seems like my wife may have the same idea. I showed some of her gorgeous plumeria blooms last week, but this one is special because this specific cutting didn't bloom at all last year. She was surprised and awed by the gorgeous yellow on the blooms, and the wonderful smell. Apparently, the white/yellow plumerias have a richer and sweeter scent than the white/pink ones.
That's it for this week, and I will be back next week with more photos!
This week's photos can be found HERE!