Here’s the panorama shot. That’s the strawberry patch in front, behind that the squash bed. The tomatoes are in the middle, the left trellis is for cucumbers, the right trellis is for pole beans.
I have 3 kinds of squash this year, at this point they all look alike, but it’s zucchini, crook neck and pattypan. The inner bed next to the stepping stones is my herb and pepper bed, I have sage, thyme, greek oregano, mint, and tarragon. In each corner I planted a French Lavender, which is an EXCELLENT attractor of pollenating insects. I have been mostly organic, tho, I have used Miracle Gro on the veggies, because I can’t see any harm. I also treated the squash and and cukes with a fungicide, tho, I will stop that once they start blooming. The tomatoes are in the middle, also with egg plants.
I covered the beans at the far right with chicken wire to protect it from cirtters. The box with the lid in the middle is for greens (Arugula and a mesclun mix), spinach and beets….here’s a closeup of that:
As I was talking about to Ravensgarden, I need to rethink this concept. I am going to use PVC piping as she advised…thanks! The arugula and salad mix did ok, but the beets and spinach were anaemic. It’s ok, we haven’t bought lettuce in weeks, in late June I will plant Okra here.
Finally in back is my Cucumbers, I have protected the tender plants from critters with those plastic drink cups, I cut out the bottoms, and they made decent portectors. Soon the cukes will start to climb, I have 2 kinds this year, a Burpee hybrid and an Asian Cuke that my partner, got from a co-worker.
Lemme know what you think,