It's been a while since we've chatted. While I have been busy finalizing wedding plans and walking out on a mountain top to say "I Do", my little gardens have been growing LIKE WEEDS! Yes, I said 'like weeds' and not 'growing weeds'. This brings a big joyful smile across my face. In the past, I have grown as many big weeds in my gardens as plants. The one thing I did differently this year was planting in a variety of containers and raised beds instead of directly in the ground. The difference has been huge! I bow, with my hat off, to those of you who can successfully grow beautiful weed-free vegetables in an in-ground garden!!
The hay bale garden, I LOVE! It's easy to maintain and most importantly, the rabbits are not able to eat my vegetables. This I will definitely be expanding next year. My raised bed has been virtually weed free. I was running out of time this spring, so it is only one cinder block high. As a result, rabbits were still able to get in the garden and eat the baby plants. This fall the plan is to raise the height by two more rows of cinder blocks. Tomatoes will also be planted in a different location next year. Love planting flowers and vegetables along the side in the holes of the concrete blocks.