Welcome to Edible Alley

After getting all the ornamental plants in the ground, it was time to turn my attention to the veg beds. It mostly involved slogging a lot of soil – Forty-eight 25 Litre bags of soil to be exact.

Once the beds were filled, it was pretty simple to get them all planted up. From front to back – catnip (in the left pot), strawberries, chives (in the right pot), squash, carrots, beans, garlic, asparagus, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and snap peas.

It’s mostly seeds…

But I did buy the grape tomato plants. And there were a few seedlings (beans, peas and one small squash plant) from my attempts at starting early.

And those pops of colour you see…

Some natural pest control thanks to some marigolds.

Now I don’t have a tonne of experience growing vegetables, so fingers crossed it all works!

8 thoughts on “Welcome to Edible Alley

  1. Robin

    What a wonderful garden Valerie! You have so much room now, that’s great.
    We are right at 0° this morning. How cool did you get??


  2. You will enjoy your fresh produce so much! I just read that orange peels are great at preventing mites and some other pests! And the marigolds will help. I’ll have to take a picture of our catnip plant that wintered over…it is HUGE!!! Occasionally I will see Mabel out by it munching. LOL


  3. Araignee

    I’m going to really enjoy taking this journey with you this summer. I’m counting the days until next year when I am going to be doing some serious planting around here too. This year I’m struggling just to keep the grass cut but I did pull some weeds the other day. I hate to say it but the weeds have already won this year.


  4. Shirley Elliott

    That is just the most wonderful garden!!! I am looking forward to following along on your gardening journey. Thank you for sharing your experiences and adventures.


  5. Your garden area looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see it when everything is flourishing. I looked for some marigolds and small geraniums yesterday and was shocked by the prices for small plants. I’ll look around some more and hope I can find a good deal.


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