Friday, October 26, 2007
Back yard gardens
Hi earthly gardeners!
Just popping in to brag a bit about my tiny backyard garden. I placed cardboard from a moving box on top of scalped bermuda grass lawn, then layered on leaves, mulch, potting soil, etc. then planted green beans. Just a few months later, and they are up and producing quite nicely. I just picked about a pound of beans, which is more than enough for husband and I with some leftover. I also stuck a few beans here and there in some potted plants I have, and they are also producing a few beans at a time. It all adds up!
I usually garden one way or another throughout the winter here....this year I'll be working on getting in new beds for the spring. I'm planting natives (because they take so much less water and are not invasive and do well), focusing on bee, butterfly and bird plants.
I hope I can inspire at least one of you to grow some food in that wasteful lawn....good for you AND the earth!