Even with a severe drought in California this summer, my garden is planted and underway. We have buckets in our shower, bowls in the kitchen sink. It’s amazing how much water you can “capture” that usually goes down the drain. So far, so good! Our grass isn’t terribly green, but it isn’t dead and dry. The garden gets top priority!
My pups like to help with the gardening, too. Well . . . mostly “undo” my gardening! But they love being up there. As soon as I head into the backyard, they are galloping toward the garden gate. They’re the biggest nuisance in the carrot bed. They love carrots! Nature’s toothbrush, I guess.
“In smallest space, a fruit tree place. Attend it well, have fruit to sell.” —Amish Proverb
So what’s growing in your garden this summer?
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Because of my dogs, and the free-roaming cats in the neighborhood, my garden is all in containers and planters. We have lettuce and spinach in one bag of potting soil; strawberries in two large concrete mixing containers; cucumbers, green and yellow beans, and peas in a raised planter; a grape tomato, mint, and birdhouse gourds in pots. We have chives and two Roma tomatoes tucked into a flower bed, too.
Debb–Would love to see a pix of your potting soil garden! Would you mind sending it? firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk about re-purposing! So creative!