My new backyard garden is a container garden. It sits in the middle of a mowed acre on rocky soil. It is portable, which is good because I was able to move it from its rainwater catchment location to the center of the meadow. There are almost no weeds.
I have several varieties of tomatoes and peppers, along with two kinds of squash, three kinds of kale and assorted other vegetables.
I am enjoying it very much. At first, I took daily photos of the first peppers and tomatoes. Since then, I have eaten a couple of brand new strawberries, and my husband and I each ate one new Black Cherry tomato.
I will cook a Hungarian Wax Pepper with my next stew.
It looks like it will be a hot variety.
After collecting five-gallon buckets in Texas, I have found a business in Missouri which is saving them for me. Now, I am expanding my garden.
I have also set up a small strawbale garden. I am starting some new vegetables and flowers from seed for it. I am using a seed starting kit with coir pellets and will transplant them when they get big enough.
The strawbale garden needs a rabbit fence, so I have the wire fencing to install.
Although I sewed some potato grow bags, I don’t think they are going to produce any potatoes. We had such rainy weather when I started the seed potatoes in them, or else I started them too late. I haven’t seen any growth coming from them yet.
I am delighted to have a garden started this year which is growing veggies and herbs. I am looking forward to experiencing the harvest in a couple more months.
© 2015 Kathryn Hardage