Vegetables Rock!

2009 Garden, First Planted
2009 Garden, First Planted

I’ve been working in the garden again. Yesterday I finished raking out the soil, so that I had a nice, even bed. I also decided to pile the rocks I pulled out in a little more functional and aesthetic way. Today I finally got to the good stuff…

So, as I mentioned earlier, our garden is 18’x18′.  With this amount of space, I planted 6 rows, 3′ each.  This gave lots of room for our peppers, and hopefully enough room for the tomatoes.

All told, I planted:

  • 12 Jalapenos
  • 6 Habaneros
  • 4 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Yellow Boy Tomatoes
  • 1 Striped German Tomato
  • 4 Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 String Bean
  • 1 Watermelon
  • Complimentary herbs including: basil, oregano, garlic, marigolds

In addition to piling the rocks in the back (as you can kind of see in the picture), I also attempted to build a toad house.

Marigolds are reportedly good at repelling pests that affect peppers, and Tomatos, including whitefly – which we get a lot of around here.  However, they are also the favourite food of the slug, second perhaps to my habaneros.  I’ve lost a good chunk of my crop two years running to slugs, and I’m hoping that this year I’ll get a toad or two to clean them up.  We’ll see how that goes!

View from upstairs
View from upstairs

2 thoughts on “Vegetables Rock!”

  1. What a great garden! Lots of hard work went into it, but I am sure the harvest will be rewarding. So, will enjoying your red pepper jelly (hint, hint!)


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