Monday, October 17, 2011

Raised Bed Garden (and other goings on)

I mentioned that we planted our raised bed garden last weekend.  Here is a picture of it:

These beds are 4 foot by 8 foot divided into 4x4 sections.  The back section of the bed on the left is lettuce.  The front section of that one is spinach and Brussels spouts.  The back section of the bed on the right is broccoli and cauliflower and the front section is cabbage collards.  This is the first time that I have done these beds like this for a fall garden, so I am excited to see how they turn out. 

We bought the clear plastic this weekend so that we can make some covers to put over them when the temperatures start dipping below freezing.  I also put some lettuce in pots than can be brought in and put on the screened in back porch.

We spent part of the weekend putting up lights inside the barn.  My husband was able to get up one side, but the bulbs we bought were the wrong kind, so I will be making a trip to Lowe's today. 

On the cow front, we are having to start supplementing our cows with some protein tubs.  I found an interesting article on "cow-pie-ology" at the Feeds and Feeding website that shows excellent pictures of what you should be watching for to determine whether or not your cattle are getting enough protein.  You may not want to go look at the pictures before breakfast, but if you have cows, it is a very informative site.

I have also been busy with pecans.  I have picked up quite a bit of pecans and am interested by the different types of pecans that I have found.  I am going to do a little research on those and will put what I find into a later post. 

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  1. Love your raised beds! I grow may little garden in raised beds as well, and they do very well. I am hoping to squeeze in a couple more to our yard next year! We are also working on a cover for my lettuce- the weather is getting colder around here. Good luck with your garden :) April

  2. We've got 4 acres and plenty of space to till the ground and garden. But since it is just The Husband and I...we do the raised bed. Also we are getting a late start on the homestead front. We gardened years ago... a little; when the kids were all at home.

    I am loving the raised beds. They work for us. This is our first year for a fall garden. Yours looks great.