Monday, December 31, 2018

Kitchen gardens

Mrs ERJ had a dedicated kitchen garden last year.

Most of her selections were "salad stuff": Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas, green beans, green onions and such.

We chose the location for maximum  convenience but one of the things we overlooked was that the site was shadier than the last time we gardened there due to growing shade trees.

Consequently, we will be moving it o a sunnier location for 2019. Alas, it will be farther away from the kitchen.

The garden will get a few other tweaks. She wants a cherry tomato with smaller fruit than the one she grew last year. She grew a Romano type green bean last year and she favors a round-pod version.

My role in Mrs ERJ's garden venture is to do the rough stuff. I till it and fence it and put wood chips around the perimeter for easy walking. Other than that, it is Mrs ERJ's sand box to do with as she likes.

It worked well. It filled her vision of having one, compact place she could go and pick a dinner salad. The tidy size also made it easy to care for.

1 comment:

  1. In 2018 we grew Purple Tepee and Cupidon round beans, both more than highly recommended for yield and flavour.

    This year we're not growing anything else


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