Lacey's Garden – Garden Plot Pictures

February 26, 2009

Mom said I needed to provide pics of the garden plots so here they are.  Strawberries and new garden plot; just tilled manure and potash and bone meal under.  Also raised beds with leaf mulch on top.

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4 Responses to “Lacey's Garden – Garden Plot Pictures”

  • Hi! I am an old friend (college roommate) of Leigh Anne’s and she told me about your gardening blog. I LOVE this so much. I have been growing a garden (very small) in my backyard for years. This year I am finally going to enlarge my plots, as well as build raised beds for the first time.
    I love reading your notes and SEEING (yes, I love the pictures!) the progress- as I am learning as I go.

    This year i am hoping to try planting potatoes for the first time – do you have any experience growing potatoes, any suggestions?

    I am bookmarking you and will check back often!

  • Lacey:

    Hi stephanie! Thanks for your comments. It has been fun to share what little I am learning. I will be taking pictures as I go to catalog the progress of each bed. On your raised beds, spend the time and money for good composted dirt. We did not and it has taken a few years to get the soil like I want. Good luck with them.
    As for potatoes, I know nothing. A good friend always plants them. I will talk to her and blog what she tells me.

    Take care!

  • I will be making a trip to the Co-op this weekend, and checking with the city what kinds of soil they have to offer since I’m a bit behind schedule on preparing my soil.

    By the way, how big are your raised beds? I was thinking about asking my husband to help me build 2 beds 8×4 but that seemed small, maybe I should do 6×10… I can’t really tell from your pictures how big your beds are, but they seem like they would grow a lot of variety.

    Thanks!

  • Lacey:

    Hello! My raised beds are 4’x12’x12″. They are this size because of my way smart husband. He figured that we could by 2 8’x12″ and cut them in half and by 4 12’x12″. they are the perfect size, but require much more dirt than you might think. They are situated side by side with about 4 feet between them. i laid newspaper and cardboard down inside them, but would reccommend laying the newspaper and cardboard down about 6 inches wider that the bed and build the bed on top. Also some books i have read recommend digging underneath the raised beds to have extra deep soil. Lots of work but worth it in the long run!!! I have bermuda coming up under all the edges. since I do everything organic round up is not an option but would be nice along the edges of my beds. Good luck. my email is lacey-lynn@sbcglobal.net. that might be easier for communication. By the way where do you live?