This year we decided to try a vegetable garden again. We live on the top of a sandstone hill, and if you dig about 4 inches all you get is ROCK. Native plants will grow, but, mostly, vegetables don't take too kindly to those rocks. We have tried, off and on, for the last 26 years to come up with a plan. This year we finally made it, I pray.
We got our lawn guy to build us a waist height garden off our deck so that we (I) can get to the plants without bending over, and so that we had use good, Home Depot bought, soil!
So far, so good. We have at least one tomato on each plant. Tomatoes were our primary goal (we have 13 plants...6 Celebrity, 6 Early Girl, and one Sugar Grape, but we also have lots of herbs, some cucumbers, zucchini, and radishes. I would have gotten Porter for the small tomatoes, but there weren't any at the time.
The Porter tomato was developed in Stephenville, Texas, by a friend of my father's. He didn't develop them on our land, but he did develop a variety of watermelon on our land.
Any hoo...here is a video of our garden as it looks today...right before the, thank God, rain! In the background you can hear the birds...a lot of white winged doves, grackles, and bluejays at this time of day. Tracy Dove had mentioned the sound of birds in yesterday's video, which I hadn't really heard, but today they are loud and clear, as the wind has FINALLY died down.
Can't believe it's the middle of May in Texas, and it's rainy and cool almost every day! So, God willing, we won't have a drought this year!!