Suburban Garden – Raised Bed

After about three weeks in their pots, it was finally time to transplant our plants into their raised garden bed. The bed we purchased is made out of cedar and is expandable so we can add to it without having to worry about digging the old garden up!  Not only that, but cedar is known to help keep pests away, so double win!

Photo Credit: Kassim Bhamani

Our little tomatoes are doing well and have adjusted to the soil – there’s always a bit of concern when transplanting your crops, but good soil and plenty of water has made this transition pretty easy.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Oh, and if you’re wondering what that box is behind our garden, it’s our turtle habitat.  We’ve set-up a nice enclosure for them to enjoy the weather and get some additional exercise.  When it’s completely setup, I’ll most likely put a post together and drop a link here …

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During out trip to pick up the soil, my husband determined he wanted to have a few plants of his own.  One of his picks, Habanero peppers!  Depending on how many peppers we get this season, I think we’ll most likely use them for hot sauces and salsas.

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And little mint for our summer Mojitos!

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Our little baby Groot looks so grown-up!  I can’t wait to see what this Kale looks like in a few more weeks – the green leaves are thickening up nicely!

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The cucumbers are coming along nicely as well – the leaves have this scratchy consistency to them, almost like soft spines.  They are about the size of a quarter right now, I can’t believe they’ll be as large as my hand in a few more weeks!

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A nice shot of the herbs – we have two types of mint in the back, rosemary in the middle and a little sweet basil in the front.

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All in all, I think the garden is coming along nicely!  I can’t wait until we are able to harvest a little – I think the peppers will most likely be the first to the table.  Yum!

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Do you have a summer garden?  I’d love to know what you’re growing!

2 thoughts on “Suburban Garden – Raised Bed

  1. Hi! I found your blog via reddit. I love it! It’s so cute and I agree that your kale looked like baby Groot 😀

    You might bear in mind that mint is incredibly invasive–it will take over that entire bed if you’re not careful (I might leave it in a pot, to be honest). I moved into a house with two raised beds and I’m trying to eradicate the mint from BOTH of them because heaven forbid I try to grow something that isn’t mint 😀

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    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      Interesting point about the mint, I can definitely see this starting to happen already. I think I’ll let the get a little bigger and transplant them (again) to the front yard – we have a small walk space with a little strip where I think they could work. And it would be fine if they took that space over. It might even be nice to have the smell of mint by the front door.

      Thanks for the heads-up and good luck with you taming your mint! 🌱


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