Sunday, July 10, 2016

Gardener's Folly

A series of experiments. 

My garden this year is a series of experiments. 

July 2015
July 2015
Last year's project was 100% grown in pots and other containers, using fencing and wire plant stands for trellises. Everything was collected around a small temporary green house than was very effective for starting seeds, and protecting small plants from the frost. 
Early garden, 2015

This year I decided to recycle some of my potting soil, a small amount of compost, and some of my containers, to make a garden where some plants were in the ground, and some in pots and containers. I did minimal digging, trying a no-dig technique. And I did find myself buying at least 8 bags of potting and garden soil. 

Never did get the plastic on the greenhouse frame. Now it's a trellis.


Somewhere under the leaves is a developing Kohlrabi bulb.
So this year's garden includes tomatoes growing in the ground, and peppers, cucumbers and a couple of other things that are in bags of soil. 

The pumpkin I put in the compost is growing beautifully, using the greenhouse frame as a trellis. 

More pumpkin vine, and some herbs just spouting.

Most of the garden.

As usual, I can't wait to harvest something, all we have had so far are fresh herbs...on just about everything. 


  1. looks like you have so many wonderful things coming in! I so wish we could grow tomatoes, but what the deer don't eat - the chippies do! sigh

    1. I do get visitors (pests) but there is usually enough left over for us!

  2. Looks like you will have some fresh produce very soon! I love seeing home gardens, I think it's a skill we could all use in our know-how arsenals!

  3. Not enough to eat all year long, but very satisfying!