Friday, June 6, 2008

Welcome

Hi. I've started this blog to chronicle my attempts at growing vegetables here in the often inhospitable environment of Las Vegas, Nevada. We--my wife & I, and our rescued four-legged kids--live about twenty miles to the northwest of the Strip, in a suburban home with a very small backyard. As the yard is covered in concrete tiles, I garden in containers exclusively. Halfway through my second year as a practioner of this style of gardening, I've learned that it's possible to have some fun and put healthy food on the table, even with the limited space of modern suburban/urban living and the extremes of desert climate. Hope you enjoy following my garden's progress, and thanks for visiting and commenting.

3 comments:

Abby said...

Hello John,

We are the same age blogwise.
I noticed you also visited the drunken gardener of note. Don't think she bothered with us beginners ;-)

There's a lot to learn, isn't there? I keep on trying to make sense of the verification, without much success ;-)

Container gardening is great, as you are in better control of the conditions. Never ate okra although I have seen it in the shops.

John said...

Hi Abby. Thanks for the comment. I'm still trying to figure out much of this stuff myself. It's definately a learning experience.

You should really give okra a try. It's a very hearty and productive plant and tastes great fried or grilled.

Barbee' said...

Hi John, I found you on blotanical and came over to read a while, and wound up reading the whole thing. You reminded me I meant to plant some okra this year and I totally forgot. I don't have much of a kitchen garden, but as you have already learned with your container garden: A surprising amount of produce can come out of a small area. Wonderful isn't it! Keep up the good work.