That IS the question. It is purported as being one of gardening’s “time honored traditions” and is mentioned in some of the greatest gardening guides around. Even in a few of my favorites. Being a visual learner, for the longest time I didn’t understand the concept. I created a beautiful graphics for the visual people like myself so you understand the concept.
One of the greatest skills a homesteader can acquire is the ability to produce food for yourself. Not everyone is blessed with acres to grow their own food, but even a pot of patio tomatoes can change how you and your family eats. Our quarter acre is home to over 1,000 square feet of backyard garden as well as a mini-orchard. Discover how to maintain your gardens and outdoor spaces.
Trellises serve an important function in the garden. They can be completely utilitarian or they can be a work of art. The best part is that with a little ingenuity, they can cost pennies or even be free. They can be assembled in minutes or toiled away year after year to become an intricate masterpiece.
As much as I would love to wander through fields of corn and have meandering paths through plots of carrots, peas and potatoes, that just isn’t a reality where I live. Where I live is less than 1/4 acre. That is where container gardening comes into play. Container gardening is turning over a new and updated leaf now that people are going back to growing their own food.