Gardening by the Box

| 6/10/2014 11:11:00 AM

Jenna TygerMuch to my relief, this year's garden is planted. I mentioned in my post about gardening last year that keeping up on the garden isn’t my favorite activity. However, I do love growing and consuming our own food.

We’ve planted in raised beds for the second year, and my favorite part of the raised beds is that they cut back greatly on the weeding. They also mostly eliminate the need to till. One other benefit, in my opinion, is that the beds are more attractive than traditional gardens with plants in the ground.

Our plants this year are mostly the same as last year. We’ll be looking forward to green beans, strawberries, broccoli, carrots, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon, peas, tomatoes and peppers.

Strawberry Bed

Lettuce and Zucchini Bed

Lettuce and Tomato Bed

My personal favorites are broccoli and zucchini. Last year, most of our broccoli was eaten up by rabbits or groundhogs. We solved that problem by adding fencing around the beds most likely to be appealing to the current residents of our yard.