potential

These are my wonderful new raised beds. Soon they will be filled with a muthaload of topsoil and compost, and shortly afterwards will be home to my vegetables. The layout and space means that I and my wonky leg will have no problem getting around and managing the beds, and I took this photograph from inside my lovely new potting shed / mini greenhouse which I’ll show you once its all finished and painted up. I’m really excited to get my plants in. That is all! Enjoy your tuesday!

43 thoughts on “potential

  1. Firstly, I look at your homestead and feel at home. The raised beds are very helpful and orderly. My parents were from Aberdeen and I have a great desire to go back.
    Secondly, I bought your Yokes book from She Ewe Knit at the Frolic show in Toronto – fantastic. I have begun the Frost at Midnight selection and will be contacting Toft for yarn for the Epistrophy sweater.
    Lastly, thank you for every single aspect of your artistry in design, photography and writing, to say nothing of your intellectual approach to the arts.

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  2. What a beautiful gardening area with great raised beds! My DH and I are building raised beds, too, and this weekend… up goes the hoop house. I am so excited for both of us! Can’t wait to get all the seedlings planted ~ What fun!

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  3. Beautiful. I am so envious. Even if I didn’t have a garden almost completely in the shade, we’re not frost-free here until the Victoria Day holiday (next weekend), so our growing season is miserably short. Really, you make me want to move to Scotland!

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  4. they are lovely – my father is envious. We bought some cheap trestle tables for him and he gardens in tubs on those

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  5. Wow, that’s absolutely marvelous, pretty and practical. Just one question, are the shorter boxes just that, shorter, or is there a more specific purpose? Oh, almost forgot, you need a knitting chair out by your veggie garden so you can enjoy the best of both worlds, knitting and gardening!

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  6. What Potential!! You will love them. My husband built me three raised beds 15 years ago, and my favorite thing is taking a cuppa into the garden in the spring/summer morning and sitting on the edge of the wooden bed, enjoying the sounds, smells and growing plants. I wish you much joy with your Potential!

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  7. The raised beds look great. happy planting and I am looking forward to seeing all the veggies. Onwards and upwards, thats what I say.

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  8. What a lovely place you have. And the raised beds have just the right height for Bruce to have an occasional nibble at his favourite plants. ☺️

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  9. Raised beds are so nice! I’m very excited to try straw bale gardening this year. My bales are all conditioned and ready for planting as soon as the weather cooperates (freezes are still possible in May in Minnesota).

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    1. Stephanie,
      We’re doing several kinds of ‘new to us’ garden ideas this year, including raised beds and hay bales. We did ten hay bales (in Northern Indiana) and literally, everything that we have planted in them is THRIVING. Hope you enjoy it as well.

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  10. I’m so excited for you! Look at those raised beds and their tasty soily promise of HOME GROWN VEG! I hope their construction and elevation will protect your new plants from the appetites of the local fauna… HUZZAH FOR GARDENING, it really is the best xxx

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  11. Kate, I can easily tell how the potential offered by those raised beds would create lots of enthusiasm. It will be fun to see how your garden grows. Best wishes.

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  12. Anyone who has a library and a garden wants for nothing.
    Cicero

    We might want to add some wool into the above quote! I would say you are off to an abundant garden. I for one look forward to some photos of your process and new shed!

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  13. When we move I will look into raised beds as well. The variety of sizes and heights are so visually pleasing, well done! Enjoy playing in the life.

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  14. We have raised garden beds too. And they have been awesome. Enjoy planting and tending and eating from them.

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  15. Oh I can taste them now, fresh, lovely tomatoes, sweet carrots, fresh peas and beans. Enjoy the process, and the fruits of your labour.

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  16. ooooh, so very lucky. So much potential & a LOT of flower shopping. I have five raised beds, when they were only dirt, i couldn’t wait to fill & fill. I cant wait to see what you put in these! Congratulations. Jealous me. ~amy

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  17. Looks amazing. Super jealous of your veggie gardening potential. Am going to my (shared with friends) garden this afternoon to do the final seed sowing. We’ve already got the peas, onion sets, beans and carrots in.

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  18. Kate,
    I am so glad you took these pictures and posted them. I’ve been trying to tell my Hubbo that this kind of set-up would be perfect. I like the taller and wider than usual (at least it looks like it ) framing. I appears wide enough to sit on if need be. After years of Arthritis (age 9/now 55) and having my first total hip replacement when I was 22, then popped up the other side @ the other when I was 35. By the time the first replacement hip had logged in an impressive 18 yrs, it needed to been redone. So now,having something to sit on if need be is very welcome in my garden. I really like your Bi-level boxes. Not to be pushy (well yes actually), what kind of lovely plants are you going to nurture? Oh, just a reminder…Tula, our toy poodle, is insisting I remind you NOT to Forget the POTATOES for Bruce !
    looking forward to seeing these beauties in action! HAPPY GARDENING AND KNITTING!

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  19. Look great, I have some the same, beware of bone burying dogs! ( mine have fences round them now…. They work well). Happy gardening

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