thanks to everyone who has posted so far, i'm so stoked you're all into this as much as i am! i love my backyard, and i can't wait to eat some homegrown veggies!!! :teeth:
I do know that you should be nice to the earthworms tho he he (they love fish emulsion) as they will aerate the soil:rasta:
yeah mang i am REALLY happy to see the worms. in fact, every day we've been going out there to till and water the soil, and i've noticed that the worms are branching out. they used to reside only in the spot right next to the water spigot, but now i am finding them up to 8 or 9 feet away from that. they seem to be liking our work :D
What zone are you in? I'm in 7b and just finished planting peas, beats, lettuce, collards and poppies.
I've got close to 60 tomato and pepper plants in my veggie cab itching to get out!
HINT- Things like peas, cucumbers, beans, etc. would do well on a trellis in either of those spots. Peas will be done and gone in time for warm season crops and beans like to climb corn plants.
we're in 8b! i think the time is right to get some lettuce, carrots, and herbs going!
yeah i also read that cucumbers and other squashes need a LOT of space to grow, so i will definitely get another trellis for those. but a flat one, not the round one like we got for the tomatoes. then, we can prop it right up against the house. :headbang:
Very nice backyard MD! Looks like a great place to chill out and relax.
I have just finished a year long total backyard make over, but unfortunately there is no room for veggies, its been totally planted out with cacti. :D
haha, a garden full of cactus! nice! i've noticed you've been posting a lot of cactus stuff lately, which is awesome, so thanks for sharing that with us :bow: you are a cactus master!
and yeah, i LOVE this back yard. i haven't had a real backyard since i was 11, when we moved out of my childhood house. i didn't realize how much i missed having grass, until i got some again :heart: it's a great place to chill after work. you can see we have a few nice teak patio chairs, but i still want to get a big table and umbrella, so we can have people over for a barbeque :)
Edited by mydarling, 25 March 2010 - 09:39 PM.