Livin' and Learnin'

The Life and Times of Miss Dana

My “Urban” Garden

on April 17, 2012

I am so excited tonight! My hubby and I went to Home Depot to get a few things, and as we were walking in I told him that next year I want to build a raised garden for our backyard. He chuckled. Here’s why…we live in a townhouse, in the suburbs of Atlanta. There’s no room for a garden of any sort in our 100 sq ft backyard. haha

As we were walking through the store, we came across a plastic box under a sign that said, “City Pickers Patio Garden Kit”. I was so excited and I got it…I have never had a full garden, so I think this is a good way to break me in, and as an added bonus, it fits in our little urban backyard!

My current “garden”…three pepper plants…red, yellow, and green bell peppers.

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My new garden box, a few plants, and my “helper” in the bottom of the pic.

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There’s one tomato, one watermelon, eight sweet potatoes, one banana pepper, and one cucumber plants in the garden. I’m really excited and I hope this garden is fruitful for us!

My “helper” is pleased as well. He sniffed everything out and gave his seal of approval. 🙂

7-9-12 UPDATE

The garden continues to grow, however I think I made poor decisions when choosing plants for it. This is my first “garden”, after all and I really didn’t know what I was doing.

So…the tomato plant is a tall stalk with small leaves. 🙁

The sweet potatoes are very long stalks with many leaves (I think they are crowding out the rest of the plants.)

The watermelon and cucumbers are very long vines, hopefully they will produce something.

The big surprise was the banana pepper! I have harvested one pepper and there is another one growing!

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