My Monday post about what is going on around my home...
Planting a small garden and that means ...
Topsy Turvy time.
The last three posts have been about the garden my daughter and I planted.
I had two small wooden pallets left over from a brick delivery. Only 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
I was going to plant them with succulents and hang them on the wall.
Daughter saw a DIY project where they had recycled the bigger pallets, lined them with paper bags and planted a garden.
Where I live in the foothills this wouldn't work because any vegetable or flower garden is devoured the second a green leaf pops up out of the ground. One reason I have no weeds !
But I have two side yards that are walled and sun screened that hold all sorts of utilities.
So we sawed the pallets in half, filled with soil, seeds and added water.
Watson still hopes it will be a coral for "the hamish".
Experimental year... to see what will grow.
We planted radishes, strawberries, onions, carrots, spinach, eggplant and herbs.
In America they advertise the Topsy Turvy.
You grow vegies like tomatoes upside down from a hanging basket.
As space was at a premium I made some from old bags, planted with tomatoes and jalapeno peppers
Here is a real Topsy Turvy. I wish I had seen this before I made mine. Mine are too big and I forgot to add drain holes, I have remedied that problem.
We will now see if my recycled ones work as great as the real one.
Some of the utilities in the side yard not the best view but needed. Since we use this yard, I am slowly fluffing it up. I covered it with a sunscreen to help block the sun. It can be brutally hot here in the summer.
After all that work a nap is needed !
gardener. . . parsnip
music. . . One Summer's Day, Joe Hisaishi