We love to garden. We have two good size gardens. One in our backyard and it will be featured this week. It is 16 feet x 24 feet. We also garden 4 tractor tires and typically containers and hanging containers. This year we did not. We also have another garden at the City Community Garden. This garden will be featured next week after I take some pictures. The second garden is 10 feet x 50 feet. Todd is going to try to have someone go with him next year so he can get two smaller plots next to one another. It will be essentially the same amount of space but more square it will be 20 feet x 25 feet and cost the same.
This is our backyard garden this year. It is the home of our tomatoes this year. Last year we had tomato plants in both gardens but we can control the water more in our backyard than the Community Garden and our tomatoes were larger from our backyard garden. There are so many styles of gardening (click here to see last year's post) and we do not have the type with just soil on the top. We (mainly meaning Todd here) will lay down corrugated boxes then cut out a section to plant. Typically he will then (in our backyard garden but he did not do it in this order this year.) lay down the soaker hose. (Click here to read last year's post about soaker hoses.) Then on top of the soaker hose or no soaker hose as in the case for the Community Garden's garden he will lay down compost. We garden like this for multiple reasons. The boxes will be a weed barrier, which means less weeding. The boxes will keep moisture in the soil, which means less watering and stronger roots. The boxes will later break down to compost this means enriched soil for next year's garden. See it is a win win situation.
Towards the front there are four pepper plants just added.The back part of our garden lining the fence we have pole beans. The wet Spring has done wonders for them.
This is what I consider the Toddler years in our garden. I can not wait to watch the beauty grow. Trust me, I will definitely post pictures. I love watching the (pardon the lack of professional words) curly q of the green beans reaching out to climb up. I love the flowers which will become vegetables. I just love the different hues of green in the garden. I just love the garden!