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Making a New Vegetable Bed, Permaculture style!

The main vegetable beds are placed near the tunnel.

Most of the vegetables that are hardy and slug resistant, such as potatoes and pumpkins are grown there.

I have grown lettuce and slug edible veg in hanging baskets until recently, when the idea of creating raised beds on gravel appealed to grower in me…

This video explains how I made the bed and plans for enlarging it, as well as using bamboo to deter cats, who just happen to love newly raked soil!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN87aHqkmGY&list=UUHkXJ9wsrdPEpzb-KMgmt-A&index=2&feature=plcp

and here is part two, as the bed is made bigger…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rnz4HGJpP4

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And then the rain came…Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture Smallholding

And the lettuce in the hanging baskets perked up…

And the strawberries held a promise of fat, juicy, red ripeness for midsummer and maybe before…

And the roses on the veranda drank deeply and opened…

And the logs got wet!

 Oh, Happy Day!