"Nine months after Patty Silva-Hicks tore out her front lawn to plant fruit trees and produce, she shows us how her garden grows. She's eating her yard (cherries, plums, avocado and chard), but it's also surprisingly attractive with touches like lettuce and pepper hedgerows."
What a beautiful project!
Chris, Your roof garden offers an excellent example of how to use such space. I would love to see you show it off.
:-D Special show for you then:
this year's harvest was wonderful! I got a lot of herbs, like parsley, chives and rosemary and enough garlic for the next few months. Beans were not really abundant; I harvested ONE (1) horsebean, 50 grams of green peas and 60 grams of marrowfat peas. Three tomatoes that refused to turn red, not even after weeks on the window sill. Two celeriacplants survived, but the roots were as big as peas. Carrots disappeared and beetroots refused to develop roots. Snails swarmed like mad - I bought some snailscares for next year. But all in all, I had great fun and learnt a lot. I didn't manage to give away some plants - I wanted to do so to make room for veg - the neighbours are scared of plants, I think. And I'm already thinking of my plans for next year. Still calm autumnweather, with temperatures over 12°, ideal for planting more garlic. Now off to collect Auntie from the old peoples home. Have a nice day!
Chris, a beautiful roof garden and one that deserves attention. Your harvest may be small, but with time and experience, I think you will find more production. I am becoming convinced that plants need more nutrients than I have been giving them ... the organic kind, i.e. compost that one makes oneself or from the nursery, barnyard green or brown manure, or natural mineral sands in correct proportions, or fish or seaweed solutions even if they do stink. I am experimenting now in my garden window. Your birdbath is very pretty.
I hope your time with your auntie brings you both pleasure.
For me, strawberries, garlic, garlic chives, tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers all do better in containers.
I'll remember that list! Thanks!
I love that people are planting they yards with food and flowers.