Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

The Joy of Raised Garden Beds

About a month ago, I took you on a tour around our yard where flowers played a dominant role and the garden was a little add-on section of my post. Today I present to you the raised garden beds which generated quite a bit of interest. As a retired school teacher, I enjoy the simplicity and reduced work load when growing our vegetables and strawberries in the raised beds. The boxes are very simple to construct from rough cedar boards. I used plastic sheets to cover the ground so I won’t have any problems with weeds. I got the black earth from a nearby garden centre. Bush beans, lettuce, carrots, and strawberries are our favourite fruits and vegetables. Enjoy.


  1. GP · June 30

    A beautiful tour of the garden, Peter. Thank you.
    In case I don’t catch you tomorrow….

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  2. Steve Gingold · June 30

    We’ve been converting the garden to raised beds. Yes, so much easier to care for. Yours look great, Peter.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Stella, oh, Stella · June 30

    Your greens look really healthy, congratulations, and the strawberries … our’s are still green, I think we had 2 or 3 ripe ones.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pure Glory · June 30

    Peter, your raised beds and the plants look so healthy and delicious! Happy eating.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. arv! · July 1

    Strawberry is a good choice when it comes to kitchen garden. The last picture is surely tempting.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Labby · July 1

    Hallo Peter, das Gemüse sieht gesund aus und die Beete hast du schön gebaut. Liebe Grüße Wolfgang

    Liked by 2 people

  7. shoreacres · July 1

    Your raised beds are as pleasing to the eye as your produce will be to the palate!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. kopfundgestalt · July 1

    Inviting! Sagt man das so?! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Ann Coleman · July 1

    Few things are better than strawberries fresh from the vine. They look delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Amy · July 2

    Those strawberries look luscious! Enjoy your garden and the fruits (no pun intended) of your labors!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Steve Schwartzman · July 2

    Too bad you can’t send some of those fruits and vegetables to us over the Internet.

    Liked by 1 person

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