About five years ago I started a veggie garden but working a full time job and some health issues I grew weeds instead! Here in the Gulf Coast area we have hard gumbo soil and sometimes the best way to have a garden is to have raised beds. I started the beds with one row of cinder blocks and added a flat stepping stone on the top. That was the last thing I did...five years ago. Now that I am retired I am trying again. I wanted the cinder blocks but for ease on my back I decided I wanted the bed two rows high. BUT the weeds were very well established. Since my son is now in the air force (he was my cheap labor lol) I had to hire someone to help. In two days this young man had the beds weed free and stacked two rows high! Look to the left and you will see the weeds in one row. My DH added the wood raised beds for me and I was ready to go!
So I got busy and planted away...
I planted straight-neck squash, tomatoes (one heirloom and 2 better bush) and cucumbers...
Here you see the english peas and green beans peeking through the soil...
I decided to use loose hay from the hay barn for a natural mulch and put some cattle panels on t-posts to help things grow vertical to make the most from the small space I have.
I have a four year old satsuma orange tree and this year I added a pink grapefruit and a texas orange (for juicing).
So now all I have to do is to sit back...and water...and weed...and nurture my veggie garden.
Just for fun I added these red knock-out roses last spring. So pretty.
That's my garden (so far) so back to my original question...how does your garden grow?
That's all for today...come back soon.