Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Monday, January 24, 2011

Harvest Monday....and a New Raised Bed

It's been a pretty good week for my winter raised bed...first the Asian Greens for yakisoba:

And then a bunch of lettuce for a taco salad:

You can see what other gardeners have harvested, or how they are using their harvest at Daphne's Dandelions.

Over the weekend the plans for combining more "Edible Landscaping" with our raised beds started becoming reality.  Jo's Boys (I love calling them that...I was particularly fond of that Alcott book :), Alex and Johnny, came and lent some muscle to the project and many huckleberries were moved and a big ugly juniper went to meet it's maker.  Best of all, Mike started work on the new raised beds for next to the lake!  Mike has come up with a great design; easy to put together and quite attractive.  I've started a page with full details of how to build it and hope to have it finished soon.

Here it is partially constructed in the garage...

And here it is going into it's new home next to the lake. I was able to build it over the soil from the previously existing bed and it looks like I'll be able to keep what was already planted alive. I was afraid I would have to harvest it all.

I like the look of the natural cedar next to the water...the plan is for the lakeside landscaping to blend in as naturally as possible with our rustic setting.




  1. That's a nice looking harvest! The raised bed looks really nice and sturdy.

  2. Great harvest! Well done on the year around gardening. I want some otters in my back yard!

  3. Building new beds is always so much fun.