The Wee Garden, continues...

Since we ran out of garden space, we started planting in the empty spaces in our backyard. I like the idea edible landscaping and think it looks beautiful when zucchini, pumpkins, squash, cantaloupe or cucumbers are mixed among the foliage. Above we've planted artichokes and zucchini. I don't know if you can see from the picture but the artichokes are in the very back in the right and left of the picture and the zucchini is in the lower left beside the fern.


Tomatoes, rubarb and watermelon.

Spaghetti squash

I planted two concord grape vines on the fence. My hope is that, not only will we have a nice harvest of grapes in a couple years but that they will grow to block the view that the neighbors have of our deck from their house. I think Jeremy could build an arbor "extension" for the top of the fence that would give us a couple more feet of privacy so Rigby can hang out naked in the back yard.

Along the fence we've planted brussel sprouts (my favorite veggie) red and yellow bell peppers, poblano and chili peppers, Japanese and purple eggplant, carrots, golden beets, sugar peas and beans. As you can see, we don't get full sun here for the entire day. The near end gets a few hours a day but it this was the only place we really had for a garden so we thought we'd give it a shot. If it doesn't work out maybe we'll consider raised beds in the front yard next year. This year will be our trial and error year:)

1 comment:

  1. With me, gardening is always an experiment...just when I think I know what I'm doing, Mother Nature decides to throw me a curve ball. But I guess that's what makes gardening interesting (besides being able to be outdoors), it's always fun to see what thrives where in your yard...and your gardening efforts look wonderful!