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Another Garden Update

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We managed to get a nice break from the horrid humidity and heat today. It's actually quite nice, so here I am, sitting on what I guess I should consider a front porch typing this. Of course, where I live, I don't have much of a porch, or much of anything really so I have to make do with what I have. And, let's face it, because money is tight for everyone, I've really tried to come up with ways to save money during the summer, especially since my partner's job pretty much disappears when school is not in session and she has not found another job yet. So that is why I've worked hard at trying to make this garden thing pay off for the summer and prove that it's quite possible to grow lots of food in little spaces. And so far I think I'm doing quite well at proving that it is possible to supplement your grocery needs even in the tiniest of spaces.

Since I've last updated, which wasn't long ago, the garden has really changed. Everything has gotten so much larger. I can't believe at how everything has grown. We actually managed to snag our first tomato of the season off of a Better Bush tomato plant that we purchased from Aldi's when they were having a sale.

Here is the entire view of our plants.  
Close up of some squash and cucumber plants. 
Here are tomato plants with strawberry plants in front.

The Better Bush tomato plant where we got out first tomato. Yum!
Sweet pepper plants. These things have really grown!

 See I believe it is possible to grow a lot of plants and food in small places. I think we were making it a lot harder than it needed to be.