When Matt and I moved to Fort Worth this summer, I thought I was going to have to put my favorite hobby on the back burner until we could afford a bigger place with a porch or backyard.
Thank goodness that hasn’t been the case. Here’s an overview of all the gardening spaces I’ve planted this fall. Everything has done better than expected, and we’ve still got lots of good eatin’ ahead of us.
The Fairmount Community Garden
Self-watering Container Garden (that I made myself from re-purposed tubs)
Wooden Communal Trench
I made the covers from spray painted window screens that I bought at an antique home supply store. They were very handy in getting my fall garden started while the weather was above 100 degrees. It provided just enough shade that kept everything alive and well. Now I’ve got fall vegetables ready for harvest and the season has just begun.
Here’s what I have planted in my trenches: basil, Thai basil, tomatoes, cantaloupe (accidental but it has some small melons and a fist-sized one already), several varieties of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, carrots and peas.