A topic for discussion inspired by @Bell_Bake_Candle – let’s talk about Urban Gardening!
I have generally always had space for a garden of some sort, at least when I was gardening. The only real advice I have for urban gardening is to make use of the space you do have, and consolidate the gardening as much as you can!
I believe I have some videos saved somewhere on YouTube from channels I’m subscribed to about gardening and saving space. I’ll try to find them!
You’re very welcome! I look forward to seeing what you’ve got to share, too!
Not doing PT today… I think I may have eaten some bad almonds and it’s got my stomach feeling pretty queasy. My therapist sent me home. I’ll still have to snap pics later of our garden space because it’s raining right now. In the meantime, I can share what my boys and I have planned for growing herbs and veggies like lettuces/greens, tomatoes, and maybe some strawberries.
As a homeschool/unschooling family, we like to help our boys build their life skills as much as we help them dive down rabbit holes in literature, science, and history. It’s important to us that they understand that in today’s economic environment, they need to know how to produce their own food. I’ve tasked our boys with designing a vertical hydroponic garden system that will grow enough food to sustain our growing family (7 with one on the way). With the help of an Ojibway friend who runs a large scale aquaponic system, they are learning about materials and plant food sources, as well as solar power and rain water collection and containment to keep their towers self sustaining.
In addition to this we will be utilizing other vertical structures for planting vining plants like beans, squash, and maybe some melons if we’ve got room.
I mean… if I could bow down to you I totally would it’s always been a dream of mine to have a garden to sustain our family, but I’ve never had the time or energy to manage it all. It got even worse when we moved to Florida because the heat and humidity makes me physically sick
I love that you’re teaching your children life skills as well as typical educational stuff! I’m trying to do the same with my daughter. I can’t wait to see your pictures when you can share!
I’m right there with you on the heat and humidity! We’re in Charleston, SC and let me tell you… I am BEYOND happy to finally welcome even a smidgen of fall! Luckily our home is somewhat shaded and the area I’ll be placing our garden doesn’t get FULL - Burning sun. Otherwise this would just be a dream and we’d continue to shop for produce at farmers markets!
I had a small-sized garden when we lived in Oregon and it was wonderful, but the growing season was very short. Here, I was so excited to have so much space and a significantly longer growing period… until I started working in the garden in any capacity otuside of fall or winter. That physical sickness from the heat is no fun at all
The Southern heat is definitely a different beast BECAUSE of our humidity. I lived in Calgary for a few years when I was younger, and I grew up all over the US (my dad’s job moved us A LOT). I’ve experienced all sorts of climates and nothing compares to our heat here in the south. That MELT YOUR EYEBALLS heat! I actually look forward to hurricane season!
I tried to grow things on my porch this summer, but then my rabbit started hanging out on the porch and ate everything when I wasn’t looking I definitely have better luck with microgreens right now, and the few house plants that I’ve learned to work with.
haha yes! And then the dip in temperatures when hurricane season is over or coming to an end. Right now, it’s barely in the 70s and I actually have socks on!
Oh no, poor rabbit got the munchies the squirrels do that in my garden here!