(With apologies to “Don’t tell Mom the babysitter’s dead). Here are all four raised beds now fully planted. First bed. From back to front: Raspberries, Bell peppers, Heirloom tomatoes (Mr. Stripey, German Queen) Roma tomatoes, Bell peppers, Better Boy tomatoes, Sweet peppers, Better Boy tomatoes, (the peppers and Better Boy tomatoes are from my husband’s school FFA program). Outside the bed planted along the chain link fence – green beans and Birdhouse gourds.
Second bed from back to front: Broccoli, (from husband’s school FFA program) Oak leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, (all raised from seed in my greenhouse over the Winter) Tomatoes, Bell peppers, radish over seeded in the area.
Fourth bed right to left: Red cabbage, Spinach, Shallots, Garlic, Arugula, Brussels sprouts.
So the real hard work is over. Luckily the beds are placed so that once positioned correctly the sprinkler waters them all at once. Now all I have to do is keep on top of the weeds, make sure I water if there is a dry spell, and, as my dear departed Daddy used to say, “sit back and watch it grow”. Fortunately that is one thing I am very good at.