I’m back with a big update on our raised bed vegetable garden efforts! It’s been eventful: wildlife has eaten some of the plants, we built a whole new raised bed from scratch, and we’ve begun harvesting some of our first crops.
Tomatoes need support!
Our three tomato plants have been growing up well. We procrastinated on adding support because I wanted a better solution than those flimsy conical wire doodads you can buy at the hardware store. I eventually located some old lengths of wire fencing and just set them around each plant in a cylindrical shape and then attached them to a single metal garden stake to keep them steady. I criss-crossed some twine back and forth which will give the tomatoes something more to grab onto and keep the support from bending outward.
Somebody is munching my plants!
Wildlife and insects have been having a feast on our garden, unfortunately. Continue reading