top: starter pots with cucumbers, the garden bed holds two very hot peppers and mostly tomatoes. middle left: a view from the street: raised beds fill a long narrow strip along the paved driveway. I'm hoping those tiny clumps of rosemary behind the landscape rock fill out to become a medium-sized year 'round shrub. The flowers didn't take too well. I'll be replacing those and adding more. The first raised bed is all herbs: cilantro, parsley, basil. middle right: street facing view with potato surrounded by hay to retain moisture. The remainder of that bed holds beets and a carnival mix of peppers. bottom: pots hold mescalun greens and spinach to later be transplanted. To the left of the pots is basil. Dill on the right.
From above (taken from our third floor) you can see our patch is eclipsed by our neighbors large plot, for which they replaced most of their driveway. They have tons of potatoes in now, and will rotate in other vegetable once those are done. We're fortunate to have a long growing season; frost usually holds off until November.
The other side of the house isn't done yet. There we'll put the cucumbers and other quick-growing things such as squashes, pumpkins, and watermelon. After the holiday weekend that's the priotity.
Paul is devising a rain water collection plan to support the garden. Some kind of large barrels, of course, with some clever mechanism to get it to the vegetables. I'm hoping it's not like the Roman aquaduct sytem, but one never knows. Until then, like most it comes from the hose near which I put some mint. If my memory serves me mint can really spread. I do hope that's the case here. I'm looking to serve my winter mint tea addiction.
Are you gardening this year? How's does you garden grow?