Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Planting Our Raised Veggie Beds

Last year we constructed our raised beds thanks to a lot of hard work from a wonder Eagle Scout group, a Davis County Extension agent, and our trusty crew.  We filled the beds with a 1/2 compost and 1/2 topsoil mix and installed the irrigation lines. 

Last week we installed the drip lines and micro-emitters.  Since we are a teaching garden we wanted to showcase three different types of drip irrigation that is available to the public for raised beds.  We used micro-emitters for the fruit tree beds and two different types of drip lines (Netaphim)  for the veggie and herb beds.  We are excited to see the results from our irrigation experiment as the summer goes on.  Come and check them out.  They are way cool!

Today was the lucky day that we were able to plant vegetables in our raised beds.  Thanks to a planning and research from Erin, our dependable intern, we had a wonderful design to follow and many veggie varieties to choose from.  Here is list of some of the seeds/plants that we put in today: Bush and pole beans, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, sweet corn, squash, cucumbers, broccoli, onions, beets, sage, chives, rosemary, basil, watercress, lettuce, and oregano.  You'll have to come and check it out for yourself and come and sample them when it's harvest time.

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