This is for islandgardener, who wanted a close-up of the tomato stakes in the front-yard vegetable patch I wrote about earlier. These are sturdy stakes, tied together in a network at the top and anchored to the edging around the raised bed. I don’t know anything about knots, but I have a feeling this gardener does.
As Sarah wrote in a reply to some of the comments, this is a real recycler’s dream. All kinds of materials were re-used to shore up this raised bed: sheets of plexiglass and metal, old signs, office floor protectors. The soil looks rich as dark chocolate.
It’s a great use of space, too. Lots of good stuff growing: tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions, lettuce, dandelion greens, rapini. Eggplant is interplanted with basil, and those coloured wires you can see across the top of the second picture are a framework for pole beans – they’ll form a pergola as they grow, and the beans will hang downward, ready for picking or drying.
Like I said, I’ll be back to report on its progress. Especially as we’re now acquainted with the keeper of the greens.