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Old 06-19-2010, 08:51 AM
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This is what the current raised bed area is looking like.
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The plants in the corner without the framing are honeydew melon.
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The upper left bed has 18 roma tomatoes, 4 okra, and 3 bush cucumbers.
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The upper middle bed is the onions and potatoes that are sprouting.
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It's looking good!!
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Here a a few pictures taken the other day of the current growth. In the first two pictures, you can see how the plants in the terraces and the raised beds have taken off.

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The grapevine is not content with staying on the arbor, and is trying to take over the fencing.
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Also, here are the latest pictures of my fertilizer producers, now that they are 8 weeks old.

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Eating again, as always
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What beautiful hutches. Rabbits are nice clean critters. It goes in pellets and comes out pellets :D The garden is looking great, glad you were able to expand
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Picked cucumbers and a couple of tomatoes today.

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Used a couple of the cucumbers and the tomatoes to make a cucumber/tomato salad to go with the roast beast for dinner (along with mashed potatoes, gravy, and homemade dinner rolls)

Only had 2 ripe tomatoes, but I have a TON of green ones on the vines! They are going gangbusters this year. Really nice, after losing all of last year's tomatoes to blight. Looks like the majority of them will ripen all at once, too...but that's OK, as I plan on canning tomato and spaghetti sauce.

The eggplants are starting to bear now, too, and the okra is getting ready to bloom. Also am starting to see a few peppers, as well, and the tomatillos are blooming. The only real disappointment has been the beans and peas, because the dadgum groundhog ate the plants.
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Dug up some red potatoes from the garbage can they were growing in today. The plants had died down, so I sifted through the can and came up with 4 potatoes big enough for eating, and about 8 that I will be using for "seed" potatoes.
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Picked a bunch of Roma tomatoes that I put into a ziploc bag in the freezer. When I get enough, they will be made into sauce. Also picked 4 eggplant and some sweet banana peppers. Cooked up some of the eggplant with onion, garlic, and oregano. Even my husband liked it! (and he usually says if it comes out of the garden he's not eating it [except for the tomatoes]--I'm slowly breaking him of that habit--think all the food recalls lately are making him appreciate my garden more.) Still have a lot more on the vine.
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This is a picture of today's harvest...tomatoes, carrots, and one turnip.

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These are pictures of the greenhouse that we put up last week. It will be the "winter quarters" for the rabbits.

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And finally, here are the fertilizer-producing future dinners that I'll be butchering in another 2 or 3 weeks.

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Nice greenhouse, looks great Ice!
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Got a raised bed built on one side of the greenhouse today. I will be filling it with rabbit poo that I've been composting, then a layer of topsoil over that. Have it split into 3 sections, so will probably do lettuce, and spinach in two of the sections, and leave the third for overwintering my artichokes (that I;ll be digging up from their current locations) and a few other plants.
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Finished filling the raised beds in the greenhouse. added lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, Fennel, and snap pea seeds in the two left sections
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and put the artichokes, elderberries, and a couple of herbs that I'm overwintering in the far right bed.
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Also dug up carrots, turnips, and potatoes, and pulled a few late tomatoes today.
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Icefire,
What type/kind of boards did you use for your raised garden beds? I'm looking to do the same thing next year. Thanks,
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Joe,

I used 1x10x8 cedar boards. They are a little more expensive than some other woods, but cedar is more rot resistant, and a lot of bugs don't like it, so it should last longer than other types, so my long term cost should be less.
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One thing I've noticed about the new plantings in the greenhouse raised beds....although they ARE growing, the are growing VERY slowly! Probably due to the cold temperatures (it's in the 20's and SNOWING outside, although with the heat lamps I have on to keep the rabbits' water from freezing, it's in the upper 30's to low 40's inside the greenhouse.) They ARE growing, though! (I'm "watering" them with rabbit pee when I clean out the "droppings" pans...pee onto the plants, and the poo into the "holding can" (big garbage can on wheels where I'm "holding" the droppings until I can get them up to the garden/composter)...they seem to like it, and it cuts down on the smell.
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If you turn your raised bed in your greenhouse into a cold frame, it will increase the temp significantly. It is a greenhouse in a greenhouse.
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