I've mentioned that I'm not much of a gardener, and either is my husband. When the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, decided that city hall needed a community garden, I thought we should have one too. I discovered it is not an easy project (for us anyway!).
We have a tiny back yard, so the vegetable patch is really tiny. When I planted two scrawny, and almost dead, tomato plants I had no idea they would grow so tall. They are as tall as me, when I pick up a branch (is that the correct terminology?) from the ground. I didn't provide any support for these poor tomato plants, but they still seem to be doing ok as there are heaps of pear tomatoes all over it. It's a tangled mess though. Beets and carrots look like they might eventually become edible too. Fingers crossed.
I took a couple of quick shots of the city hall garden, and a few from our garden. Any helpful gardening tips would be welcomed!
A beet, isn't it?
A tangled mess of pear tomatoes
Vancouver City Hall community garden
Renee, tending her garden at City Hall