“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.“
We downsized from a home on 2-acres (with an orchard and 13-4×8′ raised garden beds) to a home with the smallest backyard you’ve ever seen! And the homeowner’s association maintains our front yard.
I was appreciating the new-found leisure when I stumbled across organic Heirloom tomatoes at the local food co-op for $4.85 a pound! And I couldn’t find a cucumber for under a dollar! That set the wheels in motion. I was definitely going to figure out how to garden in this little backyard.
We had 4 raised-beds (with Trex-caps) built around and under our raised MBR deck. When we finished installing the drip irrigation, I got some of the last gangly plants being sold for the season. Imagine my surprise when I saw 3 (count ’em 3) Early Girls, ripe on the vine yesterday.
Along with zucchinis, several different small eggplants, and and peppers. I’ve already got great plans for next year. Including using self-watering planters on our deck and patio and yard.
I’ll start early, and get plants and seeds into the ground on time. I love the dreaming involved with a garden. It’s like a fairy tale: sprinkled with sunshine, water, earthworms, and a resulting beautiful bounty to eat and share. (Including tomatoes that I would be glad to sell for $4.85 a pound!)