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.
Some few of you may recall that about this time last year I was excited with having moved into the new place with my lovely wife. You may also recall while there was not really a plot of land of do anything with there was opportunity to experiment with some smaller size container gardening. You may have noticed that there was not much follow-up over last summer and certainly not any astounding results reported. The reason is simple, there were none. That all aside, it is that time of year again, just past the first of May when most things I would want to grow in the containers can take off and to that end we spent some time early this afternoon kicking things off.
I have not posted here in, well, going on two months at least. Once again it is not for lack of things to post about either. I have somewhere on the order of at least twenty posts to make that are farm and agriculture related. Alas, I have not the time to give them all the time that deserve. Hopefully we will get to covering the thoughts that I have here in the future on a more regular basis. In fact, just as with the other blogs, it is the intent to promise a at least one blog over the weekend that will always give you something to look forward to on Mondays. That does not mean I will not post during the week, just that there is a plan to always post over Saturday/Sunday. Anyway, given that I am so behind, I thought I would share a few short notes about several things…
Should have posted this sometime back, as the summer is now mid way and then some through the summer and I should be posting a follow-up about my results instead of the beginning of the project. Well, I am little behind. After some discussion at the office with a few folks who were going to try the commercial product (that I will not name, but we have all seen the television commercials) and my more than several claims of being able to do it in a two liter soda pop bottle I decided to delve in. A little bit of quick looking on the internet told me exactly what I needed to know and so I set off on the experiment – which I am calling ‘mater hangers!
Finding contentment without the farm, I embarked on a project to build a planter box last weekend for some tomato plants. I was looking to build it on the cheap and have something that I could easily repeat, at least somewhat in the future. To that end I used a wood palette (that was up for recycle purposes) as a source for the wood. Aside from the minor electricity I used, I was out .99 cents for the small brad nails and have enough left for a second box to be constructed.