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Sunday, August 14, 2016

8/14/16 Garden Pics for Sue

Rainy weather so we aren't hiking. Sue has asked for garden pictures a couple of times ( I've seen her's) so today is the day. I have a city lot with not much room and much of that is shaded. I use pots and grow lots of things vertically to use what space and sun I have. It still surprises me how much you can grow in a small area. Please click for larger pictures

Looking up the drive. On the left on the stakes are 24 tomatoes and in front of them pots of peppers. On the right are cukes and some leftover kale.

Walk to front door - 11 pots of eggplant with cukes behind them

Small front deck has mostly potted herbs that I bring inside in winter: rosemary, lemongrass, ginger, Mexican oregano, thyme, and columnar basil.

Better view of cukes along the walk and some squash that grow out over the lawn- I just mow around them.

 Squash growing up front of house next to garage

Kale bed with tomatoes behind the kale and pole beans at the end of the bed.

Bed with summer squashes, cukes behind, and pole beans at the other end

From the other end a couple of tomatoes in pots, some cukes that were supposed to be bushy but are running everywhere and a winter squash ( bush butternut)

Back deck -  ( the sun came out !) another bush butternut, 5 husk cherries, peppers, parsley, basil - regular, thai, and columnar, and a couple of large marigolds.

 Salad greens at end of deck - the netting is to keep out the squirrels who would otherwise dig it up.

So far a pretty good year in spite of the lack of rain-(lots of watering)- no cucumber beetles this year and few slug, more bees than I have seen in a long time. Tomatoes just starting to ripen (have had a few) , have also had Asian vegetables ( more started), pole beans, summer squash, cukes, salad greens, kale, and green peppers, and eggplants. 


  1. Impressive use of the light you have! I read your post before I saw the photos and was so surprised that you have so much growing! You have lovely color along with the veggies.

    1. Thank you Betty it's been a pretty good year so far.

  2. You make excellent use of your space and your garden is very impressive. Thanks for the look.

    1. Thank you Kim. Thank you for looking.

  3. Great post, love the veggie pics :)

  4. Oh John--it's INCREDIBLE!!!
    I love it all, and it is inspiring me to try more in pots--I've always wanted to do that and just haven't yet. I love the squash growing up the house and the pots of herbs. Oh my! I am soooooo impressed. And thank you so very much for sharing (you know by now how crazy I am about gardening!!!) I love to see how others garden and THIS is the most impressive pot garden on earth!
    Have a wonderful week (and now I'm REALLY wishing you consistent rains!)

    1. Thanks Sue- glad you enjoyed them. Main disadvantage to pots is lots of watering when you get dry stretches. We got some nice rain and have more predicted.

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    1. Yes, for a city boy - thanks for looking


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