How’s your summer garden shaping up? Care to share?
The weather has been pleasant, even on the cool side. The day starts off overcast with slight to partial clearing around lunch. Looks like no more rain for the season. This year’s rainfall totals are definitely lower than normal. 2008-09 is the third dry year for our state and Pasadena is already proposing water rates increase.
A possible solution to LA’s water crisis went down the drain Back in the 1990’s I remember as a kid using the bucket greywater method – aka bucket brigade. We’d haul our bath water out in 5 gallon buckets to water the vegetables (corn and squash) that we had growing in the front yard at the time. Hmmm front yard farming, using greywater aren’t subversive acts anymore! So what we did as kids wasn’t weird, we were just ahead of our time!
By going “backwards,” you take steps forward!
Swiss chard lit by soft sunlight
Front yard farming – mixture of herbs, veggies and berries
Garden propaganda nestled among the chard, blueberries and apple trees
Tomato and clay pot irrigation beds– one planted and one (almost) ready to go
Turning under the spent green crops and “summerizing” the yard as Justin says
Gorgeous (and edible) nasturtiums add color throughout the yard
Soft salmon nasturtiums twine their way up the dwarf peach trees
Is it dinner time yet?
Pineapple guava blooms
Herbs and veggies in one of our many clay pot irrigation beds
Seeding swiss chard and lettuces
Tomato trellis time
Our first tomato of the season