My little organic garden is a mighty powerhouse. It’s quite compact consisting of two 4 x 6 plots set up in the square foot method. I am in LOVE with the square foot method. For gardening green-horns like me, this has been wonderful. Even better, though, is that my youngest little planter has discovered that she’s a natural green thumb … not put off by bugs and dirt, and feels a strong stewardship toward the garden. At nine years old, she requires no supervision working in the garden. Her watering method is just right, as is how she handles the plants. Since she is such a hard worker, she gets first nibble pick of our strawberry bounty … which just keeps on coming. Oh, and did I mention that we’ve pulled a total of *8* weeds. That’s it. E-I-G-H-T weeds. No chemicals or additives have been added to our soil either. This method of gardening uses up all available growing space, so there just isn’t much room for any weeds to take hold. And, since my neighbor’s tree is heavy with figs, the raccoons and other little stinkers are more interested in eating figs than my future bounty. We’ve had oodles of herbs and strawberries, the peas and radishes are producing nicely, the tomatoes refuse to turn red, and the squash is really blossoming now. I suspect in a weeks time frame, I’ll have actual veggies in my harvest basket. In the meantime, does anyone have a great recipe for fried green tomatoes?
So without further ado, here’s my garden.