Saturday, July 23, 2011

W8 Garden

These were taking last week but I haven't taken any this week and probably won't. In fact, I may just stop taking pictures for this year. Reasons at the bottom of the post.

NW Garden.

Right now, there actually are two zucchinis in my garden. Almost ready to pick! And sometime early next week, I'll be picking my pak choy.

SW Garden. This was after I had been gone for 1 1/2 weeks and my garden didn't get much water. It looked sad.

My poor strawberry plants.

 This is ... um.... oh! one of my bean plants. There are beans on them now so that is why I didn't recognize it at first.

SE Garden.

The pepper is bigger now.

This tomato was eaten already.

And here are some pretty flowers on some tree in our backyard!

So this was all about the experience of a first year garden, right? Here is what I have learned.

  • For my backyard, putting the garden boxes on the asphalt was the best choice and I really like them there.
  • I knew the dirt would settle, but I didn't expect it to go from 6 to 3 or 2 inches. As a consequence, my plants growth is stunted.
  • The hot weather stunts growth too.
  • I haven't eaten a lot of produce from the garden (with the growth stunted and all) but I absolutely love it.
  • Next year, I think I will build 12 inch boxes with lots of soil. If Jared agrees.
  • Best way to garden ever! The first 3 or 4 weeks, I had a lot of weeds--mostly those seeds from the tree that was falling into the garden. Lately, it has been weed-free.

1 comment:

  1. I think your boxes are brilliant! I would like to copy you next year :)