We're heavy on tomatoes (my hubby lost count after 30 in one of the raised beds), are growing a few varieties of string beans, have a bed full of Swiss chard, have a herb garden, cucumbers growing on a trellis, and have lots of hot peppers that are growing really well. We use a combination of raised beds as well as a couple of outdoor tables filled with containers.
|These peppers, grown from Veseys seed, are among the hottest I've ever tasted.|
|One of our tomato beds with heirloom tomatoes|
|Scarlet runners and green pole beans|
|Overdue on picking the Swiss chard, it's growing out of control.|
|I can hardly wait for these beautiful heirloom tomatoes to ripen!|
Our peach tree survived a fungus and has a ton of new leaf growth and the peaches are growing more and more.
A lot of our goodies were grown from seed (primarily from Veseys and Halifax Seed) so it's extra rewarding to watch it take off. The raised beds are a variety of sizes and all built by my hubby using cedar. I love raised bed gardening, it really reduces the amount of weeding I have to do (I put landscape fabric on the bottom of each bed before filling them up with soil and compost) and it makes the garden look neat and tidy.
|Partial view of the backyard garden beds. Bonus views of our two dogs. :-)|