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The Main Bed

This is a dedicated, large raised bed my husband built in 2013, fenced off from animals that should be in use from late spring to fall.

The plants in the bed really struggled last year, and most failed to thrive. We've heard varying reasons this might be--too little of this, too much of that--a home soil tester proved inconclusive. So we've been adding egg shells, coffee/tea grounds, and the bedding from the chicken coop to it over the winter with plans for it to break down in the early spring.

We're also going to move around where the plants were and plant them a little later in the season--it doesn't get as much sun as we thought it would, and some of the areas next to the border get almost no sun at all.

Garden progress

100%
Nov 2014

broccoli
super late
100%
Jul 2014

not enough data on fennel to predict

mustard
super late
100%
May 2014

broccoli
super late
100%
Jul 2014

onion
super late
100%
Nov 2014

kale
super late
100%
Oct 2014

borage
super late
100%
May 2014

celery
super late
100%
Nov 2014

spinach
super late
100%
Jul 2014

lettuce
super late
100%
Jul 2014

Current plantings in garden

Suggestioned companions

bell pepper bonnie bell sweet pepper sfg Bonnie Little Bing Compact Cherry Tomato celtuce cherry tomato cumin elephant garlic everest broccoli german chamomile green onion Jerusalem artichoke leek lemon balm potato radicchio red cabbage tomato

Previously planted in this garden

Nothing has been planted here.

photo of this garden

About this garden

Owner: shadawyn

Location: Seattle

Area: 400.0 square feet