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Mavis Mail – April From Santa Cruz, California Sends in Her Garden Photos


Mavis Mail – April From Santa Cruz, California Sends in Her Garden Photos

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have an awesome garden this summer. Keep them coming!

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Check out this email I received from April:

I saw your pictures and post about creating a pallet garden, eventually turning them on their sides to create a vertical garden and I thought you might be interested in something I invented that I call a Strawberry Tower.

You could probably use the same principal to grow other shallow rooted fruits and veggies. I built it by taking four simple fence boards and drilling 2 to 3 inch holes up and down using a forstner bit.

Once the holes were drilled, I screwed the boards together, attached some two by fours to the bottom for support, ran a drip line up the middle, filled it with dirt and placed the strawberry plants into the holes. My husband helped me attach some plastic PVC pipe to the drip line sticking out the top and to that we attached a quick release to attach the hose to for watering.

You could also just attach that to your drip watering system. I managed to get over 90 plants on 3 sides and the top with the fourth side facing the wall.

It’s been prolific producer of strawberries and eliminates the problem of the strawberries getting wet!

Because we live in Santa Cruz California, we’re lucky enough to be able to grow most of what we need year round (we grow strawberries year round!) and have taken advantage of that by using raised beds on our deck and in our backyard and converting our front yard from lawn to food.

We live in a neighborhood like you but have less land than you do, I think. We also have chickens we raise for eggs and meat and rabbits we raise for meat.

We’re not self-sufficient but we’re way better off than we were a few years ago and, as you know, nothing beats being able to walk into the backyard and pick dinner.

Holy Cow April, look at all those peppers and tomatoes! I am impressed! You grow girl, you are doing awesome. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

~Mavis

{Becky from New York and one of her many garden plots}

If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so, show me some picture of how you are going about it.

Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.

Cool Arts & Craft made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

Go HERE for the official rules.

Looking for a great garden book to have on hand this summer? The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers: Based on the New York Times Column Garden Q & A is awesome. I own it, and Amazon currently has it in stock. The book is filled with all sorts of greatness.

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have an awesome garden this summer. Keep them coming! ************ Check out this email I received from April: I saw your pictures and post about […]

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