Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our Vegetable/Berry Garden Summer 2009

Please view the photos below. The notes on the photos describe what we have done. I hope you enjoy our photos.

A view of our garden early summer. We got a late start because this part of the garden was torn up for utility work in the Spring.

Check out Construction Kid by clicking above. It is a wonderful kids movie where Sawyer, a 5-year old, learns to build a house from grading the site and concrete work all the way through framing and finish work. He has lots of help from real contractors along the way!

Our hoop house allows us to grow cool season vegetables nearly year round.

An easy to build hoop house.

Cool season carrots, kale, chard, lettuce and spinach mid-summer.

Asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and huckleberries mid-summer. Notice the grapes, strawberries, blackberries, huckleberries and blueberries around the garden.

Our simple 4' fence with 6' posts allows for grape growing and rabbit control. The 6' height of the top wire keeps the deer out and the 2" x 4" welded wire fence fabric keeps the rabbits out. A big help comes from our dog run area being on 2 sides of the garden to scare away any critters that might otherwise be able to penetrate the garden fortress.

1 comment:

  1. Your garden looks great! I plan to borrow some of your ideas for my North Texas garden.