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URBAN GARDEN PROJECT 1.0
MY BACKYARD GARDEN:
I got into gardening as a response to the limited healthy options of the commercial food grid. But I found that gardening is very relaxing & rewarding excercise in patience. My backyard garden is made up of 3 distinct areas: The Full Sun Garden, The Butterfly Garden, The Shade/Winter Garden.
ManKinds ability to transform our enviroment is one of our biggest gifts and curses. It all depends on your world view. I know that Humanity was better off as hunter gatherers, our first mistake was planting the seed. But the marvels of the micro universe is mesmerizing.
On the side of my is my Shade Garden. It also double as a ButterFly Sanctuary & Habitat. I have the Hugest Butterflyies. They dont even run from me anymore because I am in Harmony w/ them & they know that I am a friend. 🙂 I create an enviroment for them to flourish & procreate along their migration. I am grateful to be a miniscule part of that process… They bring so much magic into my life. EVERY FAIRY GODDESS MUST MAINTAIN A BUTTERFLY GARDEN. 🙂
Here are the culprits of my Collard Greens demise… After Mama Buterfly lays her larvae, the grow into these beautiful caterpillars. They crawl up my fence to the passion fruit vine where they spin into cacoons.
I am a Mint Fanatic! I have 3 different strains:
I absolutely adore fruit trees! Even as a little girl. I’ve had many trees before, like peach & persimmon. But @ my current location I have an Avocado & Fig that are planted in the ground. My others are container trees which are a challenge that I am glad to take on.
Y’all know I’m a Serious Citrus Addict. So It’s only fitting that I have a couple of Lemon Trees. I put lemon in & on damn near everything LOL. 🙂
My Pomegranate Trees just came in the mail earlier this week. I’m documenting the process of producing my first fruit step by step. Even though they look like some very tall & expensive twigs, they say that they can live up to 200 years! WoW
LOVE MY BERRIES…. LOVE MY BERRIES! THE DARKER THE BERRY THE SWEETER THE JUICE! ;P
I’m still fighting the same problems/challenges as my first attempt at berry cultivation. Like Leaf Rust, and Leaf Loss, it’s almost like they have had a nervous breakdown or something?
My Berries are so sweet that they taste like cotton candy! The family love to forage for food in the backyard. 🙂
I’ve managed to get a variety of crops in the ground so that they can get established before the frost really sets in. My shit is going to be the bomb come spring & summer!
You realize that a tomato is actually a fruit when you grow them yourself.
THE CHILI PEPPERS:
SWEET RED CHILI PEPPERS
Sweet & Hot chili peppers! I even roasted some when we BBQed for Thanksgiving! With hickory wood —> They were Totally insanely goooood.
Fire Chilis grow Black and turn red @ maturity. Crazy Hot but tantilizing. Great for sinus pain relief…It burns really bad @ first then has this awesome numbing properties.
Yes I roasted this on the grill with some hickory wood! It so beautifully diabolically scrumtiously dangerous. I can’t wait to use this in my hot sauce!
An Essential component of maintianing an organic garden. The put in Major work on pest control!
I hope y’all enjoyed the glimpse into my backyard garden. In my next post I will share my Sidewalk Garden.