Friday, November 27, 2009

A New Raised Bed

The last few days I have been thinking about putting in a small bed next to the kitchen door. This area cannot be seen from the living room as most of it is hidden behind the curtains.

So today I cleared the area for my new 3x2 bed.

Sweet Husband built me a very nice bed with some free wood we picked up a few weeks ago for the potato bins. This area will get a few hours of morning sun and about an hour of afternoon sun in the winter months. In the summer it will get about six hours of sun with shade in the late afternoon.

The new bed will be perfect for lettuce and baby spinach in the Fall and Spring, and in the summer months for my cilantro and basil, freeing up some much needed space in the main beds.

The spinach I planted in Sept in bed 4 is not growing at all due to lack of sun...

... so I transplanted it into the new bed along with some lettuce from bed 4. The rest of the bed was seeded with more spinach and lettuce.

The next step is to build a critter cage over the bed to keep the squirrels out.


  1. Hi Liisa, thanks for visiting my blog. I've been meaning to add a couple of beds closer to my kitchen as well for mainly herbs...much more convenient than trekking out into the garden.

  2. Hi Thomas,
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to having a new box to grow more in 2010.