The potager (kitchen garden)

The new potager created in 2010.

This is the red fountain which is the centerpiece of this garden. Fountains provide water for visiting wildlife including our dogs and the birds they want to chase. Fountains are also repositories of soothing sound and can drown out highway noise.

In late summer, sweet potato vines covered the brick walkways, but the bountiful garden looked its best in July and August with all of the overflow.

Potager in late summer with sweet potato vine and tomatoes. Dee Nash--Red Dirt Ramblings
Potager in late summer with sweet potato vine and tomatoes.
One day’s beautiful produce

14 Replies to “The potager (kitchen garden)”

  1. Hi Dee, We are making 7 raised 4×12 veg. Garden beds. Looking for soil formula for these beds, want to get it right the first time! Our soil is sandy, we do have lots of cow manure, and can buy humor by pick-up load and ideas? Thanks

    1. Hi Sue, well, I can’t tell from your comment whether you’ve bought soil, or are making your own. The manure needs to be composted, or it will be too hot for spring. Do you mean Humore Soil Conditioner? I know it has alfalfa, and I believe there is also manure in it. So, you need to be careful not to get too much nitrogen. A soil test is always recommended first, but if you want to play it safe, go to Minick Materials and order soil. It will be perfectly blended for your beds. There is also a company in cow town who has soil to purchase.

      However, you can blend your own soil. Just search in google for soil blends. It’s good you have sandy soil instead of clay. HTH~~Dee

  2. Awesome raised bed garden. I like the height and size, looks like it is easy to work. By the way, those tomatoes look great. I bet they taste even better.

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