A few weeks ago my neighbor and I planted a garden! There was some existing space and because the sun is just so great at the south end of the yard, he dug up some more space. We now have over 500 square feet of garden space.
It turns out, the garden was a major selling point for both of us to move into the side-by-side duplex. He and his roomie moved in a month before me and my husband. Fortunately we all like each other because we share one big backyard and a deck that runs along the back of the house. No fences for us.
Neighbor-J knows a lot about gardening. His parents live on a farm so he's putting his knowledge to good use, and I am getting experience learning from a master. I've been going outside every day to check on the seedlings, but thanks to some freak SNOW on April 1, it hasn't been warm enough for anything to come up.
We'll have a full crop of strawberries, rhubarb, peas, beans, tomatoes, salad greens, beets, and a few sunflowers and poppies. My favorite thing we planted though? It HAS to be the burpless muncher cucumbers, not so much for the actual fruit (fruit right? it has seeds...) but for the name.
"What are you eating? That looks delicious!"
"Oh, it's just a salad I made from my burpless munchers! Bite?"