There is a garden here in Billings too. Inspired by Amy Grandpre of the Yellowstone County Extension who did a presentation at the Library last year, I built a small square foot garden (4 X 4). Hardly anything grew in the clayey soil even though I amended it with a lot of stuff (can't remember what but there were several heavy bags).
This year I amended with compost and peat moss. Anyone need some peat moss? I still have half the bag left.
And I got some good plants from the Big Sky Nursery in Laurel, recommended by a patron at the Library (the real reason Reference Librarians know stuff - people tell us). Here's what the square foot garden looks like today:
|Square Foot garden - mostly peppers, tomatoes, herbs.|
As usual, I had the beginning of a plan but when I went to Billings Hardware and found they were practically giving away herbs, all planning ceased. How can one resist lavender and cilantro and two pots of oregano? All right - that was an error. I had so many herb plants that I didn't notice two were the same. And then I must have planted some by the pine stump last year because I found some flourishing there while I was planting. That is typical. I have left a legacy of herbs in the yards of every house in which I have lived - and I've lived in a lot.
Look at these peppers!
I like this picture because it shows our patio and outdoor computer center.
I can keep an eye on Elliot and do my work at the same time. He wanders and I have to call him back occasionally. The bell on his collar is very handy for finding him.
Sometimes, even though I can hear the bell, he is still difficult to find.