Let’s play a game. I’m going to give you a word and you are going to yell out the first thing you think of when you see the word. Ready?
What did you yell? What did that word make you think of?
Whatever it was, I’m not going to say you’re wrong – there is no wrong answer and I’m not going to say you’re right – there is no right answer. That’s the beauty of a garden it’s personal, it’s yours, it’s what you make it. It’s really nobody’s business how you grow your tomatoes. Only that you are growing them, eating them and being happier for it. BUT it’s always good to have a starting off point.
let’s look at some options:
You might have to have a significant amount of disposable income and a full time handy man. But hey, it works.
Most likely tended by Mr. McGregor. And should you decide this is your garden style, you don’t HAVE to wear a leather vest and weird hat but I’m pretty sure it would make everything better.
Hydroponics. Once upon a time someone (me) thought this might be good to try.The result was not this. The result was a water situation in the basement and an excessive amount of PVC pipe. Which resulted in a make your own PVC pipe marshmallow shooter birthday party for my son.
Hmmm that planter looks a lot like the Burgon & Ball Salad Planter that we carry. This gardener has excellent taste and is obviously an awesome individual.
Organized, clean and tidy are not traditional terms when describing a garden. But here it is. Proof that there really is a garden for everyone.
Ah, how perfectly quaint and lush this garden is. It’s out of control in all the right ways. Give me 10 minutes with my dogs, cats and kids and we can bring a little reality to this situation.
I’m not entirely sure but it looks like they cut a hula hoop in half and are using it as a stake. DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO TO KEEP THEM ‘MATERS* HAPPY.
*that is an unofficial way of pronouncing tomato in upstate NY.
I bet all of their food tastes really good what with this endless supply of available herbs. They are welcome to drop dinner off at my house any time.
Pretty sure this person is very dedicated to their Pinterest account.
There are a lot of unanswered questions when I look at this garden.
And last but not least. This is probably what everyone pictures when they think “garden”. But don’t let it fool you. No doubt there is some crazy unique quality the gardeners have added to make it their own. (Probably a pink tutu wearing scarecrow)
What are your thoughts on these gardens?
What ideas have you seen out there? Can anyone give me insight into that wall garden situation? We’d love to hear from you! We are very “failure friendly” around here so feel free to share those situations too.
And remember - there are many ways to have a garden and all have their strengths, weaknesses and unanswered questions. It’s yours - so do what you do, take your time, plan out what works for you, get your hands dirty and dig in.
And if that plan doesn’t work you can have a PVC pipe marshmallow shooter birthday party.