Garden CommunityPosted: March 5, 2014
I live in a community that has lots of yard-gardens. Unfortunately, my rental doesn’t have a space for me to dig a garden. It does have a space that seems absolutely perfect for container gardening though. It’s a “u” shape between the houses and it’s just covered with rocks. I suspect it’s where the moisture gets into the basement.
I’m dreaming of filling that space up with containers. It faces South and is walled on the 3 other sides. I think having planters there will help soak up lots of the rain and reduce moisture seepage into the basement.
I also suspect that squirrels and hares will be an issue I’ll need to contend with. I don’t have much experience with that one.
I’ll plan on my usual of tomatoes and cucumbers and a few other things. I hope to make connections with other home-gardeners in the area so we can share our harvests.
Do you garden? What do you like to grow? Do you like to share, or hoard it all to yourself?
I really like the idea of subverting the food industry and growing as much of my own food as possible. But I also feel like this doesn’t really hurt Big Food and really only affects small-scale producers I’d otherwise be buying from. Does anyone have more detailed thoughts on this?
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