Thought I would share the wonderful garden we have growing on inner patio area.Â I call it an inner patio area as it is fenced on both sides of the neighbors and otherwise resides between the living area proper and the garage.Â Not the best of locations in general, but it is looking like a jungle out there right now.Â Â The pictures in the gallery are from right after it was planted (May 22nd, was planted 19th/20th), an update is coming soon as it is now past the office kickoff of summer.
Tried a couple of new things this year, that back when these pictures were taken, seemed promising.Â Now I can only say, “WOW!”Â I really wish I had done it before now in a couple of the small places I have had the last couple of years.
The biggest of these experiments was using a pallet (yeah, that kind that things are shipped on for industry) to make a garden.Â I unfortunately did not take many pictures during the construction of it, but I will go back and describe what I did in a later post (for now a quick search of the web will get you going).Â The quick basics:Â Take a pallet that is in good repair.Â Cover one side and one end with landscaping material.Â Fill from the other the entire pallet with a good soil medium for planting in.Â Plant what you will in the pre-exposed rows.Â In the one we did, we planted peppers, cucumbers, radishes, marigolds (they were left), and green onion slips.
Having had less than stellar luck with the tomato hangers last year, I went with just the planting in the big pots, where I had great luck last year.Â My assessment of the upside down homemade tomato hangers is still up in the air, but based on my one year small experiment I would have to say it is definitely questionable.Â It is something I plan to do again, maybe next year.Â Note:Â The picture of the tomatoes did not end up getting here, but the next update will have some good ones of those.
Anyway, enough rambling, on to the pictures: