We have an extremely small yard, but lots of enthusiasm, so we have this small garden in between our wood storage "shed" and our storage shed. It's large enough for all our greens, some beans and whatever else I can think to put here.
Last year I grew several different types of basils. Purple, Lettuce Leaf and Lemon to name a few.
|Todd, hard at work|
I think if you wait until the soil really warms up well, it just takes off and always would catch up and look much healthier than any transplants.
Todd is working hard with this amazing Honda rototiller. A friend of ours who doesn't garden anymore is letting us use this as long as we garden. It's a definite back saver! There are different theories about the usage of rototillers, some for them and some against their use, but it seems to work for us. We rototill leaves, grass clippings and whatever else right in so it will add to the soil.
When we dig into the garden, we can actually see all the new "dirt" that has been made and the clay dirt mix of the original back yard....nice!
What helps with this is our compost bin. I have a very lovely stainless kitchen bin that I empty into our large yard compost container. Yes, all those veggie scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags (paper kind only), and eggshells all combine with leaf material to make a nice hummus-y mix. It's a great way to recycle household waste, and use up yard waste to
|The robins love to go through the soil to find any stray worms!|
Why "make" dirt? Have you seen the prices of dirt lately? It's crazy and if I can keep my garden waste out of landfill to make FREE dirt, then well, there you go!
|Happiness is...my shiny kitchen compost bin, found online.|