Monday, May 31, 2010

Raised and Planted

We had been planning some raised beds on the southern side of the house for several years.  This year, we decided to go back to a completely natural (read no-mow) landscape and constructed our first two beds.  Memorial Day weekend, we filled them (peat, garden soil, Maine sea-compost, lime, packaged growing soil) and planted.  The sea-compost is composed of the "remains" from the seafood industry here in Maine - lobsters, crabs, scallops, etc.  I am thrilled to be able to use it to produce more food instead of seeing it in the landfills.

The bed nearest the house has tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, several varieties of lettuce, onions, and spinach.  The other is mainly flowers with some additional tomatoes.  They look great - now if we could just get some rain since we are several inches behind this year, they should furnish us goodies as well as beauty.

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