Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Here is my set up. The edges of the garden are cinderblocks, providing little 'pots' for the herbs. The back is hurricane fencing, which I allow the pole beans and cucumbers to trellis up. The large herbs in this picuture are my Greek Oregano. It has begun rooting itself in the garden soil, even. Closest pictured are the Beefsteak Tomatoes, Purple Cherokee Tomatoes, Romaine, Rocky Top, and Green Leaf Lettuce. Mr. Stripey, Yellow Pear, and Giant Belgium Tomatoes are in the corner. The big fern-like plants on the right side are my carrots. The cucumbers are too small to be seen, but they are on the fence-line.

Here is a close up of the corner. Marigolds and Basil are planted in with all my tomatoes. They help control pests, Basil for the Nematodes and Marigolds for the Aphids. There is also my little squriel, the only kind I like in my garden.

Close-up on the Carrots. Broccoli is in the back-ground. Those 2 tomatoes in cages are the Black Krim. The herbs are, left to right, Sage, Thyme, and Aloe Vera.

Here are more tomatoes, Early Wonder, and Rattle Snake Pole Beans on the fence-line. The large herb is Flat Leaf Parsley. All along the right side are squash.

Close-up on the squash. I forgot what order I planted them in, but there will be Golden Scalloped, Yellow Crookneck, and Zucchini, so it will be a surprise when they start blooming. You can see the Rattlesnake Pole Beans in the background. There are also Garden Salsa Peppers planted on the left.

This is the far right side. Onions on the right, with peppers and dill to the left. Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans are along the fence-line.


  1. Nice set-up!

    We used to have raised beds made with cinderblocks. Never again. Pain in the hiney trying to keep those suckers weeded and then I kept worrying a snake was in those holes. I hate snakes!

  2. It is our only real option down here. We have black clay gumbo soil. Good for absolutely nothing but growing rice and cotton. :( As for the snakes, well, I will have to post pictures of my 'snake patrol' (cats) later. :) I ever have catnip planted to keep them around the garden. I am not above bribery!