• Christmas packages tied up with string
  • Bronze beauty
  • Hoo hoo ho hoo
  • The color of brick
  • Early morning sunrise
  • Getting ready for saturday
  • Dinner
  • A misty walk to wendy's
  • Love, dad
  • Waiting

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05 October 2008

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Yay! Garden!

Mom and I, through the error of my "sponsor" (who was out of the country when the yearly fee came due), lost our community garden spot. Which was hard. However, Mom started farming her yard, and I--since I have only a partly-shaded courtyard--started farming my neighbors' yards.

Gardening is good for my brain because it is tactile and productive.

You could totally maximize that space by planting climbing rather than bush beans, training them up a trellis. My mom has her lettuce and chard in containers, rather than in her garden beds.

I'm going to plant another neighbor's yard with clover this winter, so that next spring I can put the squash there, and even pumpkins, because those things take up a lot of space.

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see what happens!

what a lovely bed! You can also do lots with layers--lasagna gardening. It's a no-till wonderful way to start new beds. Blaize is right about containers. I have a 10 x 20 raised bed garden. I made a trellis and grew peas up it.The trellis was 2 tripods with a stick across the top, so it was like an A. I planted greens underneath the peas so they stayed shaded. Then when the peas were done, the beans climbed up the same trellis. The whole thing got composted in the end.

An artful list of veg; I've found that lemon cucumbers are not worth the effort, but you may feel different. Any veg would be proud to sprout there.

Make sure you put food in there for those worms. Some scraps to feed on for winter. They won't survive if there is no food matter in the soil for them to munch on. Your raised bed is lovely.

Hello! I have read your blog for a while, and this will be my first comment. But I wanted to say that as a novice gardener (who is waiting for the weather to cool off a bit more before digging beds) and the child of two soil scientists, your dirt looks great!

i agree with autumn that as a novice gardener (who is waiting for the weather to cool off a bit more before digging beds) and the child of two soil scientists, your dirt looks great! really a nice blog.

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