We live in an apartment, so access to gardening space can be a challenge. Luckily for us though, my parents live in town, and my mom’s house has a huge backyard (which was once home to a large garden when I was growing up). That large garden had since been replaced by a couple of tiny gardens along the fence, since it’s a lot of work to maintain a full-size garden when you work full time and no longer have kids at home to help. This Spring we talked to my mom and proposed rebuilding the large garden from scratch, on the condition that it would become a shared project. In exchange for access to the land, we would help rebuild the garden, do the planting, keep on top of the weeding (we go over most weekends for a couple of hours to keep on top of this), and when the time comes, help with the harvesting.
So, lets take a look at our garden, starting with its humble beginnings and taking you up to how it looks currently.
We are growing:
-A variety of hot peppers
-Green and yellow beans
-And I think that’s it…
In our window herb garden (in our apartment) we’re growing:
As strawberries come into season, we’ll be making our first foray into preserving with an attempt at strawberry jam, more on that later!