Last summer I created a NOLA garden on my front porch. I liked it so much that I decided to expand my gardening plans.
We have a garden on the side of our house and I was digging up Sassafras roots and little saplings that popped up. Sassafras trees are very prolific.
Then we mulched. I'm about 3/4 done.
Up here in the tri-state area of NY, the recommendation is not to plant outside until after Memorial Day. I was getting antsy so I decided to try to grow some things from seeds. To the right are tomatoes. I cheated a bit and got a "kit" from Home Depot. The little shoots pushing through in the clear container are Morning Glories.
These are the tomatoes about a week later. They grow up so fast (sniff/sniff).
My friend told me about this method. This way, I don't worry too much about animals chewing on them. I'm sure they could if they really wanted to, but so far so good. I'm leaving the broccoli outside now since I was advised they are a "cold weather" plant.
More broccoli. When they get big enough and I dig out my vegetable garden I'll replant them.
I'm pretty new to gardening since I was never very good at it. But I think now I understand that you really have to put time into your plants and I really do enjoy it. If anyone has any advice for a novice gardener please let me know!