5 Tomatoes, 10 peppers, climbing beans and cukes, squash/zuchinni, , eggplant, three types of lettuce, garlic and onions, 4 blackberries, 25 strawberries (4 qts a day) and 5 blueberry bushes. Add the artsy fartsy bamboo trellis and herb spiral and ......................
Now if only it was in my yard, or I even had a yard
Im down to a half dozen containers and some peppers mixed in the front foundation that it looks like the bugs will be harvesting more than me this year.
I have been lazy this year, hope to get some plants out soon, have ~ a 30'x50' area plowed just need to go out and get some plants in the ground. Deer eat me out of house and home almost every year. I planted over 40 tomato plants 2 years ago and they ate everyone to the ground except 2. Lat year I planted them next my house and they did OK.
Decided this year to do the boxes for the plants, because i got tired of trying to weed the dang garden. This will hopefully make it easier. I got cucumbers, tomatos, peppers, sunflowers and one strawberry bush. I have to make a trellis for the cucumbers, they are starting to want to climb. I am really thinknig bout doing more. I was talking to a buddy at wwork and he said a couple that he knows actually relandscaped their yard with all edible plants. I got to thinknig bout doing that with blackberries, blueberrys and such. Would be nice.
We are trying to do an heirloom garden this year.
The herb garden is first on the left through the arbor.
The upper right garden is Marconi peppers, okra, squash,
Roma tomatoes and taters.
The second level on the left are greasy back pole beans.
The lower level to the right are tomatoes (Cherokee purples, Mortgage Lifters,
Rutgers, German Pink and some others) and taters.
Enough to feed us well and can some plus give away to friends.
View from the house. Sorry but it was hazy this morning and Table Rock is
The Martin house is home to Blue Birds this year.
I forgot to mention the lower trellis is for the long neck gourds( dipping gourds)
Bugs always got our grapes. mainly those Toyota Beetle, a.k.a. Japanese Beetle.
Hormone traps, the works. We gave up. I too have always wanted to go grapes.
There are wineries nearby so obviously THEY figured out those beetles.
Thanks! I might give it another go. Inspiration is all we need sometimes.
Well that and sweat.
Muskydine are cool. The wood path to my nearest neighbor requires you
make a choice. Go over or under a vine as big as your wrist.
Drop a sheet on the ground when they are ripe and ready. Shake vine.
Cover your head.
Blueberries out by the deck and in the woods are full of native wild blueberries.
Seems to be a good year for them for some reason.
I want a nice old purple grape. I want to chew that skin. Pluck 'em and eat 'em.
Good luck !