It’s official…I’m a farmer. I call myself the rebel farmer. I went against the Home Owners Association and had a little garden put in, kinda makes me feel like a rebel!
Just don’t tell them and I’ll share my vege’s with ya, shhhh. My husband did all the hard work of digging out the area, all 48 square feet of it. Yup, I’m incorporating the square foot method of gardening, hoping to produce whats needed for just the two of us. My guess is it will get us through the season and next year I can make adjustments.
Both are 8 feet long by 3 feet wide and in this one I planted 2 tomatillo, 24 carrots, 18 onions, 9 garlic, 24 carrots and 4 sweet red pepper plants. Should be good right?? Everything needed for some fresh salsa. I have basil, chives, parsley, and cilantro planted in containers on the front patio. I‘m gonna try some butternut squash, cucumbers, zucchini and Roma tomato’s in this one, although I don’t think it will do as well given that all those plants need lots of room. I may have to put in some type of trellis for them to climb up. Oh I also put 2 mini blueberry plants in this one too. I love blueberries!
I had to put a small fence of chicken wire around these plots because we have tons of bunnies all over the place and I didn’t plant quite enough to share with them, maybe next year or not. Then I noticed the birds were eating all the blueberries so I had to build small cages around those as well. I have these planted on a slope which should provide good drainage but I’ve noticed it needs water more often. I’m still learning. I’m pretty excited to see how it turns out because I’ve heard first year gardens don’t do very well, I don’t know why, that’s just what I heard. Looks like everything is growin’ just fine to me. Wish me luck. Any tips you have would be appreciated!