Check out our addition to our urban vegetable garden as we turn our tiny city boulevard into extra growing space for tomatoes! It’s the little free garden!
The Little Free Garden
I’m undertaking a new gardening project. Our first backyard urban vegetable 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. Every year we talk about digging them out. But, I hardly want to go through the effort just to jam in a few 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!
Above is a before pic, they get much taller and uglier!
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 did!