The Start of Veggie Bed #2

When I got home from I went to check if the fly I took a photo of yesterday was still there. Instead I found this ladybug. This Coleus must be a popular bug hangout!

Ladybug on Coleus

I was surprised that a Bataw (Filipino name for edible Hyacinth Bean) plant that we planted last year survived the winter and is growing again! My Mom placed a bottomless soda bottle over it to act as a cloche. These are supposed to be annuals.

Bataw Survivor

Finally, This evening I started work on building up the walls to my second vegetable bed. The walls are made of two levels of scallop bricks which I have to stack scallop to scallop. For stronger support, I have to make sure the ends of each brick are staggered. The tricky part is constructing the corners. I only got one end semi-done because it was getting dark.

Starting to Fix Veggie Bed #2

Here’s a photoset of what I did last year with the first vegetable bed.

  • I can only DREAM of my vegetable garden looking that good. If you get bored, come on out to Illinois and work on mine.

    • Hmmm?! Will you provide airfare and lodging?

      • *sigh* There’s always a technicality, isn’t there? ;) I’m afraid the airfare I could afford you would be a bit uncomfy and unsafe. Where is James T Kirk and his transporters when you need them?