Finished Planter Boxes and Garden Update

The planter boxes are finished and filled.

I stained the inside with some food safe stain made from whey and thought I had some oil based stain for the outside of the boxes left over from when we stained the raised beds, but it must have been used up.


Of course I couldn't remember which stain I used on the raised beds.

So I guessed.

It only took me a week to make it to the store to go pick up some stain.

I planted 4 pole beans in each planter box and since beans grow so fast, they had to be transplanted into the planter boxes before I had a chance to stain the outside.

The planter boxes have their new home behind the raised beds since that's where the sun shines for most of the day. The boxes are on wheels and can be easily moved if we need to get to the other side of the bed.

Next, we bought some 6 foot bamboo and tied them up like a teepee. Each bean plant has it's own bamboo stake. Can't wait until the beans grow up that high.

This past weekend I was finally able to put a couple of coats of stain on the outside of the planter boxes.

It had just rained before I took these pics, so the boxes look a little splotchy. Actually, we had about a 20 minute deluge.

Did you get rain where you are?

Of course, Mr. Fanatic hooked me up with drip irrigation to each planter box.

How cool is that?

And being the proud "mama" that I am, here's are pics of the 4 raised beds in our North garden.

There are 6 heirloom tomatoes planted in the closest bed on the left.

I planted/transplanted most of them this weekend. Can't wait to see those tomatoes grow!

We've already harvested a pound of broccoli and a 1/2 of pound of snap peas from this bed and we're just getting started. If you haven't tasted home grown broccoli, I highly suggest growing some. Be forewarned though, that if you do, it will be difficult for to eat broccoli from the grocery store again.

My kitties love to take cat naps nearby when I'm working in the garden.

Sam has to wear the "cone of shame" (from the movie Up) because he licks himself constantly. Buddy loves to hang around Sam outside.

The raised beds in the South garden are finally all planted. The lettuce bed is full of Romaine and head lettuce that was planted over a month ago.

The turnips and beets are growing, but I'm not sure what's below the ground.

I get a kick out of growing radishes. They pop up out of the soil when they're done, so there isn't any question as to when to pick. Another added benefit is they take only 30 to 40 days start to finish.

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