Those of us who are interested in gardening have joined together in our condo, and we all have small garden plots. Some are as little as 4 square feet, some are as large as 50 square feet. Every available inch is being used in this small area. The most important thing is, we are having fun.
The original garden makers just kept adding to the space, and keeping it all for themselves, and when they moved, we finally got our share. Some gardens are a little bit more generous then others this is due to the slope and the landscaping.
While space is a issue that many of the gardeners squabble about, the available sunlight is also a concern. As a gardener I knew that sunlight was a requirement, I just had no idea how a extra hour or two of sunlight a day could make such a difference in growth.
There is a garden that was planted at the end of June, look at the tomatoes, they are gorgeous. My garden had peas planted in the cool months of February, and they are only 12 inches tall now. Go figure. Of course we could blame it on the weather, it’s not been the best, but this has happened for 3 years now.
The garden with the great tomatoes gets sun all day, the other gardens get much less sun. And it shows.
Certainly makes you realize that next time you plant a garden you should find the sunniest spot available.
Oh, and that’s my next door kitty, Ally, he likes to garden too, especially in my garden.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams