Sunday, June 14, 2009
My DH and I joke that we've built our own version of Guantanamo. But instead of keeping prisoners IN, we're attempting to keep the wildlife OUT.
Our personal Guantanamo is a raised vegetable garden fully enclosed with wire mesh fencing. Since we're planting and nurturing these veggies, we also wanted the opportunity to eat them ourselves instead of growing them as food for area squirrels, rabbits and whatnot. Our structure has removable side panels so we can get in to weed, water and pick. It's our own derivative of the "square foot gardening" method and was a lot of work to build. We hope it'll be worth it in the end. It's already getting fun now that the heavy lifting is over.
We're growing tomatoes (several varieties), peppers (several varieties of those too), peas, beans, strawberries, pumpkins, watermelon, basil, cilantro, radishes, onions, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce (3 types), spinach --- a true assortment. We hope to be eating healthy from our very own backyard!
The radishes and lettuce are first up. I'm planning a salad tomorrow night. How exciting!
This photo was taken a few weeks ago. I'll update it soon.