I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden. ~Abraham Cowley, The Garden, 1666
Some of you know that I long for the country life. I want a big garden and chickens and fruit trees and a milk cow. For now, though, I will settle for my crops in pots and my "herd" of worms!
Crops in Pots
I am growing my garden in containers on the front porch! Right now, I have strawberries in hanging baskets, an assortment of herbs (in pots and in the ground), peas, pole beans and lettuce and my tomatoes are on their way (from Seed Savers). I have a shady back yard and have never been able to have a garden there. I decided that enough is enough! My front porch and yard are south-facing and wonderfully sunny! I'll post some photos soon!
Worms eat my garbage! I have a worm compost bin. I have a herd of Red Wiggler worms in a Rubbermaid bin. They take care of our family kitchen waste. When they finish with it, I am left with the most wonderful compost for mixing in to my soil and for fertilizing plants. For more information, check out this site (it is a UNL site... just for you Sweetie)!