Amy is my neighbor, client, and new to gardening. This year she tried tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, calendula, peppers, lettuces, green beans, and a few others. Tomatoes and cucumbers can be difficult plants for a beginner. They need to be in the soil longer, need more space, more sun, and more maintenance than others.
Her garden space is limited to an 8x2.5x2 bed. We interplanted her bed to grow in underutilized spaces to maximize her harvests. Her summer plants got huge which got a bit messy. Next year we will redesign her layout to avoid overcrowding, but overall a great first season!
This is her garden box. It's built with untreated Eastern Red Cedar, which is prone to lose its pinkish, purple color rapidly the first season. The sides facing the sun were silver, while the sides facing away from the sun were more orangish pink. Watch how quickly the pink & purple color returns with a bit of sanding and a coat of wood sealant!
Cedar Bed Restoration is a service we offer year round, but it's helpful to do yearly. If you haven't sealed your boxes for winter, please schedule with us today. You can find us at [email protected]