I have wanted to have a garden for several years now. It just hasn't been the right time. I was either pregnant or had a newborn. We even had the perfect place when we lived on our farm because there was all of that land. Now we live in town with a yard, and finally I have a garden. I'm so excited!
My brother and a couple of his friends started a company putting in this type of garden. It is organic, supposedly weed-free, and low maintenance. According to the literature, all I need to do is keep the garden watered until it is time to harvest the fruits of my "labor." We shall see.
Since the season is so late, I was only able to plant some corn, Roma beans, and squash. We decided to start small this year, but if I enjoy it (which I really think I will), I plan to expand next year. Already I think I may plant this entire bed with strawberries this fall, and use my new one next year for other fruits and vegetables. Of course, I need to see how this year goes.
I know that several of my readers have gardens and won't be too impressed with my little, ole thing, but I cannot wait to pick some fresh squash for supper. Won't that be fun?! (And yummy!)
By the way, my brother told me what he had been told about the tomatoes these types of garden produce. The cage is five feet tall and three feet around. He was told to expect 150 pounds of tomatoes per plant in a bad year! In a good year, one plant should produce 250 pounds. Wow! John and I don't eat tomatoes so I did not plant any this year. However, my mom did, and if what Ben was told is true, I will post pictures of her plants. If it's true, I will plant my own tomatoes for next year and try my hand at making tomato sauce. In the meantime, here is a picture of a tomato plant from their website.