I hadn’t been up to DFW to see my family since Christmas, (keeping your head down and working in the garden every weekend for three months straight will do that to you), so a couple of weekends ago I drove up to see my grandmother whose mental condition (and physical) had deteriorated more recently. I also hadn’t been to my brother’s house recently to see the changes in his garden so I decided to stop by and check it out. The weather was beautiful, sunshine and late springtime temperatures instead of late winter temperatures.
My brother lives in a typical suburban subdivision about a mile from my parents. He’s done a lot with the lot, fitting in flowers and vegetables where he can and recently expanded the garden a bit leaving enough room for the kids to have an area to play. Here you can see his compost bins in the background. You can see that nothing fancy is needed to have a place to build compost for your garden.
Zoe showed me her recently planted radishes hanging out in the storage container. She’s grown so much and the toddler/little kid phase of her life is fading fast with the big kid phase coming on quickly.
Curt’s working on a couple of different growing methods right now. The bare space is covered in clover as a cover crop and he’ll eventually grow straight in the ground there. Most of his beds are raised as you can see.
He’s been growing out of this garden for I think six years now and every year it evolves into something different.