This year has been very busy for us. The year started out with us relocating to Texas where we will be living for one year. Moving away from our farm to a tiny house lot in a Dallas suburb is a major change for us and although small changes make life more interesting I am eager for the time we can return to the farm.
Meanwhile I am trying to make the best of this new home with the tiny yard. The challenge was in creating a garden that would not require digging up the home-owners property.
To accomplish the task I bought large bags of potting mix and laid them in a long row along the backyard fence. To help keep the soil from drying out quickly in the Texas heat I cut openings in each bag only large enough to accommodate each plant and also a small opening in the center of each bag for watering. Two large plants such as summer squash, peppers, and tomato do quite well in one bag. I cut an opening of about 4″ square for each plant.
For the cucumbers I laid out two bags and cut little square holes of about 2″ each and a few inches apart and close to one side edge of the bag into which I planted seeds. This leaves enough space along the opposite edge to plant something else such as lettuce or spinach.
There is no denying this little garden is a bit costly, but at least I have the satisfaction of growing some of my favorite veggies