Kelly Williams in Lutz, Florida sent in these great shots of her urban homestead garden and her gorgeous daughter, too!
|Kelly Williams' great backyard urban garden.|
|Kelly's raised bed garden from another view.|
And here's what she has to say about her edible yard and what she's growing: "This is a view of the back edible garden from the lanai. On the trellis we are growing cantaloupe, cucumbers, acorn squash, butternut squash and watermelon. Also growing in this area now are Floradade tomato, giant red mustard greens, long beans, romaine lettuce, lemongrass, collard greens, lacinato kale (aka dinosaur kale), fennel, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, chard, nasturtium, carrots, recently harvested beets, jalapeno peppers, poblano peppers, mint, lavender, scallop squash (aka pattypan squash), spaghetti squash, parsley, rosemary, thyme, culantro, Italian parsley, cranberry hibiscus, onion, and chives. The fencing is to keep an armadillo from digging up the plants. We also grow non-edible native plants in this area, as well. Currently growing is beach sunflower, beautyberry, native cassia, blanket flower, scarlet sage, Muhly grass, and oakleaf hydrangea.
|Someone seems awfully proud of her urban homesteading prowess!|
|Look at this great squash trellis!|
Thanks so much for letting us visit your edible yard, Kelly. You've got a great thing going!
Here's what Joeby Ralston from North Houston, Texas has to say about her urban garden: "I am sending you two pictures of my urban garden in the North Houston Area. I love gardening!!! I have 6 raised beds (4'x6'). I planted my potatoes and tomatoes on 2/9 to get ahead of the warm weather we get so early here in south Texas!"
|Joeby's urban garden. Love the raised beds and trellises!|
|Look at the irrigation system Joeby's come up with for her raised beds. Nice!|
Joeby goes on in her email to say that she's not entirely happy with her backyard garden. What do you think? I think she's nuts. It's stunningly gorgeous! We can all always make improvements, Joeby. That's what urban homesteading is all about!