Wee update.

Our box is built!  We’re going to do another.  This one will contain leeks, carrots, broccoli and spinach.  Assuming we can keep the squirrels out.

This box is two feet by four feet.  It has some cedar chips in the bottom in this photo.  We added three bags of soil and a half-bag of Land & Sea compost.  Its half-full.

This box is two feet by four feet. It has some cedar chips in the bottom in this photo. We added three bags of soil and a half-bag of 'Land & Sea' compost. It's half-full.

I have a roll of chicken wire to lay over the top of this while the seedlings are sprouting.  But I have to figure out how to keep the squirrels out after that.  And outta this:

Squirrels already got into my cucumbers like the little bastards they are.  This is a temporary solution (?!) until I figure out how to make a cage to go around it.

Squirrels already got into my cucumbers like the little bastards they are. This is a temporary solution (?!) until I figure out how to make a cage to go around it.

And finally, what is this plant?  It leaves near the weirdo pseudo-patio in the backyard.  It’s a wee shrub with nice flowers.

Nice, huh?  Slightly insect-bitten, though.

Nice, huh? Slightly insect-bitten, though.

Tomorrow, I get to buy more soil/compost/etc.  If the rain holds off, I will start planting!  Hurrah!

5 Thoughts on “Wee update.

  1. If you haven’t already gotten it – check out the book Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholemew. It’s super, and made for raised beds, small spaces, and short growing times (I grew up in Almonte, so I know the conditions you face in O-town). I have to get out in my garden and get my peas in. I need to update my garden site too. I am enjoying reading yours!

  2. Oh, and that plant almost looks like a white trillium – can you get a photo of inside one of the flowers?

  3. Annelouise on May 6, 2009 at 08:27 said:

    I think the white flower is a convolvulus, or a .

  4. Annelouise on May 6, 2009 at 08:27 said:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convolvulus bindweed (worth waiting for, eh!)

  5. Tracy on May 7, 2009 at 16:09 said:

    You can sprinkle red pepper flakes on the soil to keep out the squirrels. They must be resprinkled as necessary though.

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