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June 17, 2013 / JustinKays Porter

Welcome to the Jungle

Like I said a few weeks / months ago, we had some finish work to do on the planters. Because our veggie garden looks like a jungle, I thought this would be a good time to share our finished planters and our massive tomato plants (among other things!). We finished off the planters by adding boards to the corners and across the top, kind of like a really skinny bench seat. See?
My kind of before and after picture... on the left, see the finished planters. On the right, what they looked like before

My kind of before and after picture… on the left, see the finished planters. On the right, what they looked like before

Up close for the beauty shot

Up close for the beauty shot

Workin away

Workin away

 

So now our redwood planters are wonderfully complete, and our garden has gone crazy! I think our plants like their home quite well.
We've started calling the garden the jungle... hopefully this picture gives you an idea of why. And this was taken about two weeks ago!

We’ve started calling the garden the jungle… hopefully this picture gives you an idea of why. And this was taken about two weeks ago!

We have been harvesting spinach, arugula, beans, basil, mint, and strawberries for awhile now and we just started to enjoy our first red cherry tomatoes. Our early girl tomatoes are starting to look a little less green, and pretty soon we will have tomatoes coming out of our ears! Good thing we have a basil bush to go along with all those maters. And good thing I have perfected my pesto recipe!
yummmmmm

yummmmmm

The apricots are also jut starting to soften and sweeten up. In a few days we should have at least a few that are all ready to go.

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  1. michaelstpaulporter / Jul 10 2013 10:09 am

    Wowza! Those plants are amazing!! (And this was last month!- hopefully, they haven’t taken over your home by now. I’m imagining tomato vines everywhere, even sipping wine on the sofa -lol) The planter boxes were already awesome, so almost unbelievable how much the finishing trim really improved them! (I guess the devil really is in the details.) & Those beautiful shells came from some nice abs?

  2. Anne Bybee / Jun 18 2013 7:45 am

    WOW.. we can ALL take lessons from this… oh, and when is the salad party???? Awesome job!!!

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