Share your Garden with the Guru!
With the recent rise in gardening, here at the Homestead Guru, we think it’s important to create an exchange of ideas with our Share Your Garden Campaign. The idea is to give Guru Gardener’s a chance to shine and show off their gardens!
Use this form to submit photos and details about your garden to be featured in a post all about your garden adventures!
This share your garden post is from reader Pamela Reband located in Arizona!
When asked about her garden, she had this to say:
“As a retirement present to myself last year I paid to have my raised beds made permanent. We filled the beds with the soil we had scraped off the original garden with 3 months of horse manure from our barn and 12 bales of peat moss with 4 yards of compost from our landfill. I sow each bed thickly, not exactly square foot gardening but a modification of it. The beds against the walls are berries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
One small patch is herbs and the rest are traditional veggies. I’ve already supplied lettuce for our house and two neighbors during the quarantine. I’ve used snap peas and broccoli from the garden for stirfry and am beginning to get enough peas to freeze. Since this is my first year with this exact garden I’ll be experimenting and I keep a careful journal to act as a guide for the years to come. By the way, this garden is located in the high desert of AZ, within sight of Mexico.”
This is incredible! Pamela thanks so much for sharing your garden. We’d love an update later in the season. Horse manure and locally-harvested peat moss? That sounds awesome!
In fact, we encourage people to submit repeatedly because a garden changes from season to season.
Share your garden at the beginning and end of the season to show progress. A garden at the start is never what it looks like at its best!
This makes me want to get a few bales of straw to grow some veggies. It’s my favorite way to do veggie gardening with very low labor. Just place them, water with compost, or even urine for a few weeks until they mold then plant!
For anyone interested in connecting with Pamela, here’s a link to her Facebook.
We want you to share your garden, it doesn’t matter if it’s a small balcony garden or massive and productive! This is about showing all the different ways people garden. For example, I grow primarily herbs and succulents, where I know other people are strictly food growers. We want to see all the diversity!
Again if you too would like to share your garden, use this form to do so and we will share it in a post!
Thanks so much for your support of the Guru! Now is the perfect chance to get more involved!
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