Monday, April 25, 2011

Continued Garden Tour....

As someone asked about our vegetable garden, I thought I'd share a few more photos.....we have several heirloom rose bushes on the first tier of the retaining wall....
Below the retaining wall is our vegetable garden.....originally we had put in lawn but about 3 years ago decided that with the economy it was time to rethink that idea and so the garden was born.....the ground wasn't very good, alot of rocks and pulverized granite...its taking time to get it better..we've rototilled in compost, manure and amendments every year and keep pulling out rocks..you'd think after 3 years we've  have found them all but there are always surprises..



in the foreground are red potatoes and onions, then bean, beets, melons and squash in the first bed..the back bed has mainly tomatoes (48 varieties) and corn....the whole garden area is about 50 ft long and 15 ft. wide....we haven't finished the walk way yet but do have the one side done.....its really helped keep the soil off the patio so far.....
we tried to get as many heirloom tomato plants as we could find..both from seed and bought......the first ones to have fruit are these heirloom Amish Paste tomato plants

Alan set up a drip irrigation system...which you can see...this will really help conserve water this summer...

and finally...we put two different types of grape vines in large pots..one is green  and the other is red seedless..grapes grow well here..Temecula, south of us is becoming increasingly known for its wine orchards...
the other pot next to the grape vine is garlic.....
Thanks for coming to see our garden..we are proud of all the work that has been accomplished and spend alot of time outdoors enjoying nature and what the Lord has done....lately we've noticed goldfinches so the next project will be getting a thistle feeder for them.......
I added another page with quite a few  photos of the Menifee area...some I've used as headers in the past....thought you might enjoy them.......
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