June 2, 2010

Garden in Center City

Memorial Day has come and gone, which means many gardens are now in full swing.  Well, not fully grown, but most everyone has planted and is seeing growth.  This is year two of our city garden.  In year one, we had two tomato plants and we had some beans and zuccchini.  We learned we have some bug problems so now we have the tomatoes in pots.  Also, we learned to be careful when you grow zucchini.  It's a vine so it grows all over unless you cut it.  This year we have three tomato plants, a pepper plant, asparagus beans, rosemary and thyme.  All are in pots.   

I grew up having a garden in our backyard and the yearly garden is something I look forward to.  See the video of our garden below.  I'll update you as it grows and showcase some of the things we cook.  If you live in the city and don't have much room for a garden, you are not alone.  Listen to this podcast from NPR for some helpful tips to maximize value and space.  Hanging tomato plants are all the rage.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Watching that video of your garden you would never know you are in Center City! The birds chirping and all that greenery make it hard to believe! Good stuff...
PS my tomato plants are HUGE!

Lavonne said...

Your garden looks great Bradd! You and Kristy have done a great job. Since we're not quite permanent yet I only have a couple hers growing in pots for now. Enjoy the harvest!!!

Lavonne said...

That's supposed to be herbs!

outoftherabbithole said...

Having a garden in the city is the best. This weather is making things grow a little too well. My basil is trying to take over the tomato's territory...

Christy said...

Love the garden! My patio plants are doing pretty well, but the Topsy Turvey Tomato planter thingy may be a bust. The plant is HUGE and has yet to produce a single tomato yet. Fingers crossed I'll have a bumper crop in the next month or so.