Wordless Wednesday: 4/09/14 (Raised Vegetable Bed)

As part of our Master Gardener training in 2012, we were required to do a group project demonstrating the impact of agriculture within the community. Hoping local residents would follow our lead, we constructed a raised vegetable bed abutting the front walk of the County Extension Office.

Here’s how it looked this past Monday:

Raised Garden Bed, Indian River County Extension Office, 4/07/14

A close-up of pineapple ( Ananas comosus) and cauliflower (Brassica oleracea.)

Pineapple (Ananas comosus,) Raised Bed, Indian River County Extension Office, 4/07/14Collards (Brassica oleracea L.) with eggplant (Solanum melongena Black Beauty) toward the left of the pineapple.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Purpureum) in the right hand corner

Raised Bed, Indian River County Extension Office, 4/07/14

A view of the bed looking toward the street; note the green pepper plant (Capsicum annuum) on the lefthand side.


For instructions and a list of materials to build your own raised bed, check out this article at Sunset Magazine.  For other Wordless Wednesday posts, click here and on the Zemanta related links, below!

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8 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: 4/09/14 (Raised Vegetable Bed)

  1. Cool! I thought about planting veggies in a raised garden bed. My veggies would probably all wither and die though =(.

  2. Given the horrendous soil we had at our last house, we planted everything in raised bed! What little topsoil might have still existed had been stripped to build the subdivision. There, you’re looking at Cretaceous-era soils being all that remain behind—any nutrients leached away millions of years ago. 😦

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