Not all of us are fortunate enough to have space to grow in full sun. Many people live in apartments with a balcony and limited sunshine. However, there is lots of food you can still grow in limited sun!
It’s too hot now to use the water jugs for wind protection so it’s time to build a shade/windbreak wall. Brooklyn and I were able to build this in less than 10 minutes using materials we already had laying around.
I built a “living wall” for the west side of my raised beds. I plan to grow beans, cucumbers, and other vining crops up the trellis to provide shade for everything in the bed during the afternoon heat. Click here to learn more about why we started using shade as an ally in the summer.
I read lots of “common beginner mistakes” blog post and articles when I started growing food, but that didn’t stop me from making them! Hopefully, this post will help you avoid the mistakes I made and avoid some of the pitfalls we encountered in our first two years. 1. Overwatering Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes new gardeners make and I’ve certainly been guilty of it myself. The roots need to be able