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The garden enclosure is finished!

This weekend the garden enclosure was finished and most everything has been planted. I planted three types of potatoes, Yellow Finn, Purple Viking and Desiree. 



I also planted some garlic in with the tomatoes, as I heard that the garlic will keep down the aphids and hopefully the spider mites. However, interesting note, beans do not do well with garlic. 

I just have some of the late geminating hot chilies still to go in and then I will direct sow some collard greens and maybe some additional carrots. 

I think the linseed oil looks great as a finish and the wood seems to be very well nourished. I like the color it's taken on and the upkeep should be just a light coat just once a year.

For those who have asked, the panels swing outwards and upwards and then are propped with a pole, which you can see leaning against the right of the enclosure. 

It's such a simple system and effectively it has made the garden secure, and with the drip irrigation system, mostly self sufficient.

I fully understand that this is a bit more involved then some people would want to take on, so I have included a great link to a gardening site which sells raised bed corners, in all different sizes. 

So all you have to do is put them on the ground and slide in the boards and you have an instant raised bed. I think it is a great way to get a raised bed with minimal fuss.

http://www.gardeners.com/Raised-Bed-Corners/36-643VS,default,pd.html?SC=ANA7006B&utm_campaign=Other&utm_content=020314_5k-raisedbed&utm_medium=email&utm_source=direct&email=thelionpassant@gmail.com&utm_term=fivek&j=35356494&e=thelionpassant@gmail.com&l=1212970_HTML&u=398384138&mid=10442586&jb=0

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