I love my garden. It’s my summer sanctuary. I grew up learning to garden. We had a HUGE garden and orchard and we put up a lot of our own food. Now that I have my own household and family to feed, I really enjoy being able to grown and harvest my own food.
For the last 5 years, I’ve been designing and building my garden as well as perfecting my soil and growing techniques. I have a 30’x40′ plot enclosed by a 4′ fence (to keep out the MULTIPLE critters who visit my back yard). I’ve designed raised beds and utilize a lasagna gardening technique to fill the beds with organic compost. It results in higher yields using less space and is entirely ORGANIC!
Besides the yield and inner peace I get from my garden, my biggest enjoyment is involving my kids in gardening… just like how I grew up.