So about now you are thinking to yourself, are those all vodka bottles? And the answer is yes they are. No, I did not drink that much vodka, and it took quite a while (more than a year) to acquire them all. I love cobalt blue glass and put out a call for friends to save their Skye Vodka bottles for me. Sometimes there would be bags of them left on my porch and as you might imagine I became concerned for my reputation. Good grief. I filled up one of the back barns (see photo above) with previously mentioned bottles and then feared that if I died prematurely, once again my reputation would be sullied.
So this spring, when we put in this fence and removed a thick growth of junk bushes and an old chain link fence I decided to make raised beds. I remembered all my blue bottles and voila!
Remember I live downtown with about a quarter of an acre that I call home. My house is over 100 years old too. I am feeling so vital and strong this year and decided that digging in the dirt would be a great way to stay on this road to health. Look at the size of those mater plants! I have banana trees too.
I am starting to reap the rewards of the garden itself. The squash and zucchini were suffering from blossom end rot,but I have dosed them with Epsom salts for calcium and finally they are healthy and happy.