Our little (4 x 4') garden is bursting with life right now! We've almost finished off all the radishes, and now Nia is enjoying the baby carrots. I really should thin them, but she enjoys eating them so much that I'm letting her thin them slowly as she desires them. The corn is getting taller as are the sunflowers. The beans look big and leafy, but no sign of actual bean pods yet. Wonder if this is due to the cold beginning to our summer...
As you can see, it doesn't take a large space to have a very happy garden. Nia and I have so much fun out here, weeding, watering, tasting, fussing over climbing polls and supports, finding bugs, etc. It is really abundant for how very tiny it is. And I enjoy that it is just off the kitchen so I see it often and sometimes just step out on the balcony to say hi. Kalli, the cat, seems to be enjoying the garden too, as she spends more time just sitting out here than she did before.
What we are growing:
In the back, on the left, are my baby tomatoes, gathering heat off the wall. In front of them is the abundant carrot patch. All along the front are green beans. Behind the green beans, in the middle, are nasturtiums and sunflowers. In the back middle, is lettuce. The radishes were on the wall on the back right. Now there is a volunteer tomato and I'll soon plant some basil. And in front of that, along the right side, are our joyful peas. There are also some corn planted in with the green beens. My hope was that the beens would nourish the corn and the corn would provide climbing support, but I should have planted them at the same time. Since the beans are older, they are blocking the corn from getting enough sun to flourish (unlike our separate containers of corn above).