This is my larger bed prepared for spring planting, square foot grid in place
Ruby Red Chard with some encroaching mint and wild edibles
Here is my gardener tip for you: Never, NEVER plant mint directly in your garden, always put it in pots! It spreads by runners underneath the ground, is very hardy and almost impossible to eradicate once in an area you don’t choose!
Lisa Fine says
Love all of the information here, especially the section on container gardening. It's such a great way for beginners to get into it.
This is my second year of gardening, and we put everything in the ground last weekend. I can't wait to watch it progress [and to harvest – my favorite part]. 🙂
Great post! I have a community garden plot in Louisville and it is so much fun. It's neat to see how everyone in the garden does things their own way and it all grows. I would suggest anyone planning to garden at home take a walk through a local community garden to see all the possibilities.
Beautiful garden! I haven't put my garden in yet, but I am further North. I hope to get that done right away though! Thank you for the tips on square foot gardening, I will have to look into this further.
Cooking with Michele says
I had a moment of genius last year – I planted a few mint plants in a small strip of dirt between my garage and the alley behind our house. It's contained by cement on 4 sides, so can't really go anywhere I don't want it to, but thanks to a downspout from the garage that trickles into it, it's done well and has spread to a 4 ft by 2 ft patch of mint. I love having so much of it without worrying where it will take over!
That's for sharing so much that you know about gardening. I plant a couple of herbs and flowers in my balcony but not sure what I do right and wrong. Reading the experts blog is very inspiring and informative. Thanks again.:-)
Chris's Gourmet Fashion says
What a great post. We've been growing our own vegetables for years, but we probably do not make such good use of space you have have done. Great job!
Nice garden! love your blog a lot! there´s a lot of information,thanks for sharing!
Great garden!! Love all the different things you have!
be_radiant @ Cinna-moonBeams says
A lot of helpful information, thanks for sharing! I'm contemplating container gardening myself, and gathering information since I don't really know where to start! Your garden looks awesome!
Emily @ Life on Food says
Your garden last year was amazing! That is my dream someday once I own a home. Right now I settle for potted plants. The last few years the sun situation was quite horrible so nothing really worked. I am hoping to have better luck this year. Thanks for the tips!