Grid Gardening anyone can do!
We have started growing some of our own food this year and have embarked on a project to make it as easy as 1-2-3 to do. We will share our triumphs as well as our tragedies with you as we go...
Putting together salad baskets from all of our vegetables growing in the garden right now. We also threw in a handful of hard-boiled eggs from the chickens in the back! We boiled them with a red onion so you can tell easier which ones are hard-boiled in the refrigerator.
Our first week testing the solar powered watering system with our wheat growing...
This is a little off the beaten path but, this is our first hydroponic attempt! We are growing wheat as our first test. If all goes well, we will be feeding this fodder to our horses and chickens.
How hard is raising chickens you ask? Well, I should start a pin just for this topic but just a quick note here; We have the feeder automated, the water automated, a couple of swings for them and a door that opens at dawn and closes at dusk, running off a solar panel and battery. For the most part, we go out say hello to the girls and collect some tasty eggs!
Here's a photo of our neighbor kids collecting eggs for the morning... Lets see, 6 eggs today! Not a bad haul if I do say so myself.
Potted trees offer a great way to create portable planting boxes that you can "share" with your veggies. Here we have several boxes with fruit trees and under each, we have planted another crop such as strawberries, eggplant, carrots, herbs and even beets. pot tree, plant box, carrot, herb, fruit trees, strawberri, eggplant, tree offer
Potted trees offer a great way to create portable planting boxes that you can "share" with your veggies. Here we have several boxes with fruit trees and under each, we have planted another crop such as strawberries, eggplant, carrots, herbs and even beets.
Some people told us you can't grow Brussels sprouts in Southern California but these plants beg to differ!
Our kale has been like this in 3 boxes for over two months now and we will be harvesting most of it this month to make room for some other plants to grow. Right now we are planting the seeds under the umbrella of the kale to help with the heat until they are big enough to fend for themselves.
Gardening successes come with some not so successful endeavors. Here we planted our squash and zucchini in front of our potato tower but didn't think it would block all the light. Well, plenty of both but no potatoes to speak of.