Yall, I don't know what to say, the garden is so beautiful and ripe. Mother nature has been watering like a rock star and the garden gives me eye-gasms. The garden is overdue for weeding, but the weeds don't grow as well when the plants create a canopy shading the ground below. I have installed two rain barrels and am pleasantly surprised as one of the 60 gallon barrels filled up after just two days of rain! I use the rain water to feed my potted plants and I have yet to run out of water. If you have ever thought about using rain barrels, just do it because you won't regret it. I made mine for roughly 35 dollars a piece including the spicket, fitting, and rain barrel from craigslist. Pests are at a minimum outside of a few slugs and I'm harvesting zucchini, squash, ground cherries, beets, Swiss chard, Kale, bell peppers, lettuce, and herbs every few days. Hope you enjoy the photos!
|Almost ready to be eaten!|
|Every morning before work I step out to feed the chickens |
and appreciate the gift of nature.
|Rain Barrel - Cost $35 - free water!|
|Squash Blossom which the honeybees love every year.|
|Sadly, I often want to leave them as they are and not eat them.|
|Look at how many of them there are! Yum!|
|Smooth German Kale Flowering|
|Personal Favorite - Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce|
|Most of the plants have been staked for added support in the|
case of high winds.
|So far, there have been very few pests! A few slugs...|
|The corn towers at close to 11ft|
|Put tomato cages around the corn to |
keep them upright
|Leaks are doing well|
|Lavender showing its beautiful flowers|
|I love how they track the sun. Simply stunning and amazing.|
|Happy Herb Garden|
|Loot - Buttercrunch Lettuce|