Simple, smart and easy…growing a SMALL vegetable garden
Many people grow large vegetable gardens. I grow a small one that fits in five wash tubs. It’s just the right size for two of us, since one of us doesn’t like tomatoes. This is a garden that a Flea Market gardener would love….I do!
Five galvanized tubs, with drainage holes, hold tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green onions and jalapeno peppers.
For a good mix, I used one bag of each kind of soil at Home Depot just like is recommended in square foot gardening. The salesman there thought I was nuts, I think. I fertilize and watch for worms….didn’t find one, the healthiest I’ve ever seen, until the end of the season.
Black Krim is the variety I grew this year, full bodied intensely sweet and inside, red, not black!
Sweet 100s by the dozens…99 maybe.
Mini harvest for one. My husband doesn’t like tomatoes. Most of the peppers I popped into a Zip-loc bag and froze. I then would add them to soups, spaghetti sauce and casseroles.
Watch for this guy, a tomato worm. They say these, (not this one), turn into hummingbirds moths.
Some of the tomatoes, I dried and packed in jars of olive oil. See my recipe here. ~~ Sue
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