Sunday, August 6, 2017
A Summer Small Urban Garden
It's a bit amazing that, given that my name on Twitter is RamblinGarden, that I don't talk about my front and back yard garden that much.
I do talk about my flowers from time to time. But what about veggies?
I don't have much room in the sunnier parts of my yard, so my spouse does a little gardening in our front yard and some container gardening, too.
But don't we want to have our front yards reserved for grass, or flowers? Not necessarily. Today, I'd like to give you a little peak into my front yard garden in upstate New York.
How about a little basil? Or, to be exact, basil and a bee?
We have other herbs, too many for this post. One we like to grow, which is not hardy here, is pineapple sage. We don't use it much - we grow it more for beauty.
We have peppers both in pots....
...and in the ground.
This is an ornamental pepper, which will product a very hot, small purple pepper.
Not everything is successful. Our cucumber plants (grown in large pots in the front) have succumbed to a blight. This is about all that is left - one piece of stem, a couple of leaves and a flower.
But our ginger in a pot (something else that can't overwinter here), which failed last year, is growing this year.
Do you have limited space, or no yard, and still garden? I'd love to hear from you.