My neighbor has turned the majority of his large back yard into a garden. His garden is always amazing and produces a good portion of food needed for his family of six. To tell the truth, sometimes I’m just a tiny bit jealous.
But it’s A TON of work and I simply don’t have that kind of time.
I like to garden too but not on the same scale.
Working freelance means that sometimes I have a project (or two or three) due that takes my attention 24/7 for a week or more at a time. Which means if I have a very large garden it’s being neglected while I’m working on deadlines.
Due to my crazy schedule I had pretty much given up on having a garden in the past few years but this year I decided to compromise and put in a much smaller garden.
A garden that is crazy-busy creative goddess size!
I found some landscaping timbers behind our garden shed and created a bed that is 4 feet x 10 feet or so, layered in several layers of newspaper and then filled in with old shredded leaves from the compost bin and several bags of Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Garden Soil.
In the beginning I had 4 tomato plants and 1 basil but I’ve also had onions and salad greens in the bed.
It’s a much smaller garden the neighbors garden and much smaller than the one I used to have in our yard but so far this summer I’ve been able to keep up with it even while working on several large deadlines all at once.
Now I’m waiting for the tomatoes to ripen. I can’t wait for fresh tomatoes!!
Do you garden? How large is your garden and would you be more likely to garden if you created a smaller one?