Pictures say a lot more than words! I give you a lot of them in this post to convince you to start a garden on your own. You’ll hear many around you say you need good sunlight and good soil to grow vegetables – don’t you believe it all. I dug up my garden and found it full of stones and cement. I threw out as much as I could, dumped a few bags of black soil mixed with regular soil, and started growing tomatoes and cucumber. You can see the results.
Here’s my small patch measuring about 2 m by 2.5 m (the first photo on the left below). The next one shows 4 varieties of saplings planted in this patch. The next two photos on the left and right show a full grown tomato plant ready for harvest, and cucumber plants that I planted along the side windows climbing up along a slanting net.
The photo with showing a basket of vegetables is a day’s harvest. You pick the vegetables and eat them immediately without storing them in the refrigerator – the taste is wonderful! The last photo shows strawberries that are green and will become ripe when red — I planted just two plants this year to find out whether they would grow and give strawberries, and they did! I just plucked and ate a couple of fairly delicious strawberries from one of the plants two days ago.
This year I started planting early and experimented with vegetables I had never grown before. These included cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberry and horse beans. More about these in the next post.