Our first garden wasn’t much. We had just moved in to a rental house in Roeland Park with a one-year-old. So about all we could handle was a little patch out back with a few tomatoes.
When we finally bought a house, there wasn’t enough room for a bigger plot. So we reserved a space at the community garden plots in Shawnee. The next year, we made an arrangement to till a large part of a neighbor’s lot. It had always been a vegetable garden when her husband was alive, and she let us grow on it in exchange for mowing her lawn of roughly an acre.
That was in the ’90s. After about eight years there, we finally found a house with enough land around it for a decent garden of our own. That’s where we are today.
In 24 years we’ve seen a lot. Droughts, floods, infestations. And mistakes. Lots of mistakes. This blog is about sharing those mistakes (and hopefully a few successes) in what is often a surprisingly difficult place to grow vegetables.
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