Summer fun, urban gardening edition.

17 Jul

In an effort to become more self-sufficient (you know, just in case of the apocalypse or whatever), we decided to try our hands at growing a garden this year. We pulled out the mass of weeds in our “yard,” stirred in some compost, and cordoned the area off with rocks found in the general vicinity. The path was made from bricks left around by our neglectful landlord – materials can be cheap! Two hard days of work later, voila! Just add seeds and water. I must say, it looks quite good, especially considering that we had little gardening experience coming into this. It makes me wonder why more people don’t do it.

before:

after:

Our squash (front right) is out of hand, and we have more greens than we want to eat. And I just enjoyed the best tomato & mozzarella sandwich with fresh, homegrown basil, so… success! We’re battling gardens with our friends (turning things into meaningless contests always makes them better). I think we win.

Here’s a great site about urban gardening, and here’s one about making a bee-friendly garden, which is important because we’re killing all the bees with our cell phones and bad attitudes. Lastly, here’s a site on starting your own compost anywhere, which I highly recommend. It’s easy, it has cut our garbage in half, and it’s literally heaps of fun watching the stuff rot. You’ll be thankful you acquired these skills once the effects of peak oil hit and America becomes a land of chaos in which you would murder for a tomato… or when you beat your friends at growing stuff. Either is good.

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2 Responses to “Summer fun, urban gardening edition.”

  1. wess July 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm #

    Your garden looks fantastic. I’ve been battling cutworms who’ve been destroying my tomato plants!

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