Thanks for the patience...I am almost done with the apples. I went and picked 4 boxes of the very best sauce apples in the world! I am hoping for 20 quarts or so, but if the kids don't keep eating it so fast I might have much less!
Today I'm going to do something I have never done before. I am going to review a product that was sent to me this spring. I waited this long to make sure how well it would hold up to a real garden under real use of more than real kids!
At the end of a straw covered path is a little garden box...just past the potatoes, to the left of the sunflower maze. It is planted, thanks to Sweet Girl, with pink geraniums, yellow daisies and strawberries.
This bed if from Greedland Gardner. It 42" x 42", is made from recycled plastic and wood waste. I am not usually a fan of plastic due to the petro-chemicals used to make it. But with each of these beds 22 pounds of plastic and wood waste is saved from the landfall...right on!
The advantage of these beds is that they will not rot (like my wood beds are doing as we speak), the do not split or splinter either.
The are super easy to assemble due to the unique corners...
The side boards just slide into these.
Now I must say that if I was using this somewhere highly ornamental (which is no where on this farm) I would love to see some kind of nice caps for the corners to finish them off. For my purposes these are perfectly fine.
This box has been in the garden all season weathering rain, sun, escaped chickens and small children...it has come through with flying colors.
I liked it so much that I am giving one away to a lucky reader! Just leave a comment letting me know what you would plant in a garden bed like this one.
There are also lots of other things happening in this week's KinderGARDEN!
We have butterflies galore...friendly ones that like to hang out on turquoise sweatshirts!
The sunflowers around the maze have grown gigantic!
We planted over 100 pre-sprouted seeds and only about 20 survived...but the ones that are here are simply stunning!
The cabbage family is growing in fun colors!
Dahlias are making their showy appearance...LOVE these! BTW, my un-gardener hubby planted these, rock on sweetie!
Blueberry season has just finished its peak and we have been eating, baking, preserving...and playing with blueberries! As you can see Sweet Girl was comparing daddy, mama, and baby blueberries.
If I could give anyone a tip to a great blueberry patch it is to plant early, mid, and late season blueberries...we have a season that extends almost 3 months!
So did you go out at dawn and take photos? I can't wait to see them!
I'll leave the link-up up until Wednesday night at 10pm...now I'm off to finish applesauce!