This is my first year with a yard garden. I’ve grown the small stuff you can do in containers in apartments, which was great, but it’s not the same thing as having a yard to walk barefoot in and tend to a wide variety of larger plants that aren’t always feasible in apartment living. I am learning so much and a lot of this regular picture taking is for me to learn from and have a record of how things went, but I figured you might like to see how things are going – as well as some of the issues we have been having.
The Raised Bed
What a difference four weeks can make! Despite an opossum bedding down in the potatoes one stormy night the raised bed is bursting with vegetation. (See the new cucumber earthbox in the corner?) You can hardly see the cabbage through the potatoes now but they have gotten enormous and sadly they attracted aphids. Remember that Virginia creeper Ana keeps on the back fence? Well, it attracts a large variety of birds for the home and for the food it provides. Much to our surprise the sparrows that keep coming around absolutely love the aphids – eat them all straight up!