The only place Nolemana and I can have much of a veggie garden is out on our deck. We used to have a huge garden but right now this is all we can do. Better than nothing, right?
Everything goes in planters or wine/whiskey barrels. The tomatoes seem to do great, though I really think they’d do better in the ground.
We planted nine different varieties, some specialized for Oregon’s cool and unpredictable June weather. I also got some heirloom tomatoes like Heartland and Mortgage Lifter. Nolemana wanted to try a highly recommended yellow cherry tomato, so we have one of them, too.
We got the beans planted and they’re growing fast. I adore pole beans; I love watching them grow up the string and I particularly love picking them when they’re ready. It’s kinda like a treasure hunt discovering them hiding in the leaves. We’re using a puka [holey] livestock watering trough for them. Nolemana obviously hasn’t put up the twine yet.
I have zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers and lettuce planted in other wine barrels. More photos to come.