Three more planting beds!

As described here, Stacie made two more beds and planted in those plus another one that had been prepared by a Blitz volunteer this past Saturday. First is our front yard herb garden.

Front yard herb garden
Front yard herb garden

Bearing oregano, sage, thyme, and parsley, but no rosemary…

Next is our strawberry bed, which is between the front yard and the rear garden area. We have before and after pictures. Stacie made the bed frame, and then we laid down newspaper inside of it. It was a windy day, so we had laid the house hose on top of the newspapers to keep them from blowing away while I took the picture.

The built strawberry bed
The built strawberry bed
The strawberry bed
The strawberry bed, filled with dirt and plants.

The third new bed, which currently contains asparagus shoots, is right behind the evergreen tree in the above picture. It now has a bed liner, and I’ll probably add some more seedlings or sow seeds in it. (Complimentary planting is good.) You can see the back corner of one of the five planting beds in the upper left corner of the picture.

The asparagus patch
The asparagus patch

Finally, we were delighted to move in and find that raspberries were already growing here.

Raspberries
Raspberries

Given the total of eight planting beds we now have, I am hoping for many wonderful harvests throughout the year. I’ll measure the three new beds and have a rough estimate of total planting space up soon.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

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