A few months ago, I wrote a post about a row of raised beds that had suddenly appeared in the parking strip of a house on our route to school. If you have a spare second, click here to see the “before” photos.
The other day, I was back by that way and almost crashed the car when I saw the transformation that had taken place. I guess the question of whether raised beds with good soil assist in the growing of delicious veggies in a tough spot has now been definitively answered. Check it out!
Tomatoes and nasturtiums with a simple wood frame trellis:
Carrots, lettuces and marigolds galore:
Broccoli, chard and a bunch of squash that is going to have to colonize the sidewalk if it gets any bigger:
One bed left, maybe for fall veggies?
The narrow bed on the arterial, no raised planter box but things still look pretty happy:
The furry farmer, who came out to see what I was doing:
The Seattle Times had this article on the front page of its online edition today, discussing the newly relaxed rules for growing veggies in our city’s parking strips. The revolution is underway!