Sunday, May 22, 2011
And then the sun came out
And now that it's finally stopped raining (I think), I can catalog what's going on out back, what washed away, what's growing well, what isn't.
It's actually kind of frightening just how much food you can cram into a 20x20 urban back yard, especially considering I haven't given up roses yet and there are 20 or so rosebushes left, plus a few large clumps of iris and lots of coral bells for edging.
Here's what we've got now.
Veggies: a bed of garlic, a bed and 2 pots of mixed salad greens, a bed of arugula, 2 peppers (hot and sweet), a zucchini, a cucumber (both going to be trained up a chicken-wire screen on the back fence), pole beans (with bean tepee built out of crutches), peas, and a tire full of yellow finn and yukon gold potatoes. If you can grow tomatoes vertically, I see no reason you can't grow potatoes that way. I've got beets coming up as tiny potted seedlings, and since they were successful, I sowed some seed directly in an empty spot. The seedlings will go in the ground later, after the next rain.