Wednesday Gardening – Spring in the Cage

Last Saturday we finally had enough dry weather out here for Heather and I to get the last step in the caged garden done:

All the boxes have soil and plants. The green things are the plants.

All nine boxes are in place and Heather has planted mostly vegetables. Tomatoes on the left front, peppers in the front center, herbs right front, then some green leafy things that I am supposed to eat (they’re healthy I am told) and somewhere there are some carrots and sweet peas that were planted from seeds.

The outside of the cage still needs a bit of paint on the trim and Heather hasn’t hooked up the drip irrigation yet.

Bonus picture – I saw this on my walk by the creek today:

The writing on the side says, “danger.”

Had to make it out in this photo from my iPhone from about 100 yards away, but it’s a buoy from the reservoir just a mile upstream.  It’s one of a set that warns boaters where the spillway is.  Guess the recent rains and flooding broke it lose sending it downstream.

Hopefully nobody’s crazy enough to be out on the lake near the spillway in this weather.

If you need me – I’ll be in the garden,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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41 Responses to Wednesday Gardening – Spring in the Cage

  1. Your garden looks great, esp now that I know the green stuff is growing plants. 😉 Do you have problems with deer in your area? We don’t, but something keeps eating our lettuce as soon as it sprouts. SO annoying. Crazy about that bottom picture. :/


  2. What a fantastic growing space. It came out so well.


  3. Now that’s the way to do it…a caged garden! Beautiful! I will have to show my hubby this post. Last year we tried to plant things and it kept getting eaten. Right now I’m limited to things they won’t eat, like herbs, sour citrus, and some veggies. I’ve been picking my tomatoes green and letting them ripen indoors because whatever critter knows exactly when they ripen! But this is the idea! Keep us posted! I bet your harvest will be wonderful! 🙂


  4. Now the second phase starts: planting.


  5. dorannrule says:

    That is a phenomenal garden! I can only imagine the bounteous rewards to come.


  6. Glynis Jolly says:

    We have the dry weather, for the most part anyway. Still, the nights are a little chilly making us wait on gardening because the seeds might freeze. Besides, working out there with a jacket on is cumbersome.

    Summer should be terrific this year for California.


  7. Chris White says:

    Excellent progress, Andrew. I bet it will taste great when harvested. 😀


  8. Carrie Rubin says:

    I’d be happy to take some of those fresh vegetables off your hands… How wonderful that you grow your own!


  9. Great garden. Good luck with a plentiful garden.


  10. Allan G. Smorra says:

    There’s nothing tastier than home-grown veggies, Andrew. The project is looking good—and so are the young plants.


  11. What critters are you trying to keep out with that fence? Our garden monsters are deer, chipmunks, groundhogs and rabbits.


  12. Being in the garden is a good place to be. Wish I could join you. 🙂


  13. jfwknifton says:

    Dry weather? What’s that?


  14. PiedType says:

    “finally had enough dry weather.” And here in Denver, everyone is excited because it might snow Friday. Feast or famine. Weather extremes. We’ve been warned …


  15. davidprosser says:

    The caged garden is looking really good Andrew.


  16. lorieb says:

    I am still waiting for garden weather!


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