I have a large affection for my backyard. Outside my front door are the bright lights (and an amazing view) of downtown LA. Outside the backdoor is a little garden of eden nestled in the concrete perimeters of Echo Park. Recently, my neighbor and I made some farm boxes. It started with an herb garden that I planted last summer in this small nook.
Everytime I walk into my backyard to get herbs I get so happy! It really is the simple things. We have basil, mint, thyme, oregano, sage, marjoram, dill, and chives. The next step was a farm box. There was some old wood lying around that was aged just so lovely. ( I wanted to make a table out of it for my front hallway, but the project was a bust. Boo. )We cut it up and it became the first little farm box.
The box became to small so we decided to make a bigger one! This time heading to Home Depot to get 2 1×12. Cutting them into 4 feet each making a 4×4 box. So easy, if you have a saw, drill,and some screws. We transferred the tomatoes into the bigger box…one didn’t do so well with that transfer, poor guy. We added in some pepper plants and a cherry tomato plant. The small box became filled with romaine, strawberries, and sugar baby watermelon. I also have some marionberries growing in a pot, although those won’t blossom until next summer. I know summer is coming to an end in most of the country, but I feel like it hasn’t even started in LA yet. Perhaps this is a project for next summer! I love the little garden. Even if we only get 8 tomatoes!