I’m undertaking a new gardening project. Our first backyard garden is underway with tomatoes, squash, a couple experimental corn stalks, some peas and transplanted strawberries, a few pots of herbs, and a little bed of lettuce….I thought I was done.
The past few years we’ve been debating our boulevard, it is not a thing of beauty. We have some 4 ft stalky grass species that highly resemble weeds that every year we talk about digging out. But, I hardly want to go through the effort just to jam in a few useless hostas. It seems like such wasted space, so I’m planting the extra tomato starters that didn’t fit in the backyard. Why can’t you do veggies on the boulevard? I figure you can never have too many tomatoes in a summer, they are so useful!
Here’s the before shot, they get much taller and uglier!
Everybody says, “but won’t people steal them?” Yeah, that’s the idea–take em, maybe leave me a few carrots from your own garden on the door step! It seems like everyone in our neighborhood is jumping on the “Little Free Library” bandwagon, well this is a “Little Free Garden.” I planted around 12 of my extra tomato starters and surrounded them with a few packs of basil seeds. My husband transplanted a few non-veggie plants around the entryway to dress it up a little. We’ll see how it turns out! I’m a little worried my boulevard’s current inhabitant’s roots run deep and the soil is probably terrible. But, if I don’t turn out a single tomato, it can’t look much worse than it does:)