The Backyard Co-op Victory Garden.
It's a creative effort to eat locally and organically (and incidentally, this garden is one of my major life distractions right now).
We don't have to live with rationing in 2012 so you might ask what exactly are we gaining victory over? High produce prices, huge carbon footprints, pesticide, and lack of taste in supermarket produce.
|via The Victory Garden of Tomorrow poster project by Joe Wirtheim|
My husband and I have a typically Southern California tiny backyard (because lots for houses built after 1970 here are SMALL) and an equally tiny bed for growing veggies. We're also growing tomatoes and bell peppers in containers:
A tiny new lemon growing on our small tree:
In the bed are two zucchini squash, two string bean plants, two green onion (scallion) plants, some Italian oregano, and a basil plant. I've never grown zucchini before and I find the blooms to be so beautiful.
Here are a couple of photos of the Squash Monster, or the largest of the two zucchini plants and a couple of slender new string beans:
As May draws to a close I am amazed at the growth in the garden in little over a month. Dear readers, have you planted a garden this year?
~ P.S. I'm participating in a group giveaway over at Modern Modest Beauty! Head on over and enter by Saturday, there's loads of prizes! ~