Mike re designed the old system of used plastic bottles to this new PVC ""water slide" the water is on full circulation and slides down the PVC like a water slide touching the mature baby plants roots that have already established in our "nursery".
He also went and cut back the over growth as it was a jungle literally to walk thru and now that we know we have snakes, lizards, wasps, bees, lady bugs, moths, and who knows what else in there, we wanted the path way to be clear. But now you can see all the flowering plants and all the wonderful squash, snap beans, beans, corn, carrots, beets and even the new addition of the flower bed just outside of the food garden, our neighbor added poppies and a variety of other flowers.
It is amazing to see life alive back in our little apartment free space. Was once just weeds and rocks and an old tree stump, is now a garden of eden.
I just walked the garden, it has been about a week. We have tons of growth starting. We have a gigantic tomato plant with leaves larger then Mikes hand. We have a tree full of Meyers lemons coming in and the Cara Cara oranges just behind and we already started eating the blueberries and sugar snap peas.
The potato plants are growing fast and furiously. And we invited some Marigolds in to the mix to help keep pests out. We also have Cilantro bordering some potatoes.
We cannot wait to see what abundance this will bring our apartment complex. We have to start somewhere, so we are starting with our circle of neighbors and hope to grow that to a larger circle as more and more neighbors start growing food where they can.
Stay tuned for updates.
Mike started clearing the over grown shrubs and leveled off the dirt last week. He build garden boxes to start planting in this week. Here is the set of photos to show what we can call the start of our apartment garden. We hope to grow enough vegetables in this garden, a small patch of land between a wall and a garage, to provide a bag at harvest to each tenant, our goal is to encourage the neighbors to do the same. The city we live in is 90% paved. That makes this a patch of heaven.