My new raised beds are doing awesome and so green this summer. I think part is the new raised beds and part has to do with the rain we are getting. I took this picture in the rain this past week.
|A view from the patio.|
The plants in the far left box are a second crop of corn. The rain has caused some rapid growth and it is now twice the height and starting to tassel. The big leaved plants in the boxes are Sunflowers...Mammoth variety. I bought a package at WalMart in the spring and planted the whole package and had to thin them down a lot. The plants are about 10 feet here and with the rain grew a couple more feet and started to bloom prolifically. Here are some pictures of those Mammoth flowers.
|The plants are about 12+ feet tall now. The flower heads seem to turn and follow the sun each morning.|