Jim McGovern
Jim McGovern
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  • Statham, GA

My Vegetable Garden


Each year I enjoy working in my vegetable garden. It is just large enough to give me the variety that we like. I've tried to design it in a manner that enables me to not only rework it each year, but to maintain it throughout the growing season. The photos are from two different years. I prepare the ground by cultivating it with a tiller. I then add miracle grow dirt and mix it in, and I use Miracle Grow
I used PVC fence around two sides.  My chain link fence is around the balance.
I used PVC fence around two sides. My chain link fence is around the balance.
I had some Strawberry plants up front that lived throught the Winter.  I've generally got the garden planted with my starter plants.
I had some Strawberry plants up front that lived throught the Winter. I've generally got the garden planted with my starter plants.
The Pole Beans have started coming up in back,  I used seeds.  Strawberry plants and Banana Pepper plants up front.
The Pole Beans have started coming up in back, I used seeds. Strawberry plants and Banana Pepper plants up front.
The Pole Beans are on the right side and did very well.  I believe the left side is Squash.
The Pole Beans are on the right side and did very well. I believe the left side is Squash.
I believe the right side is Zucchini.  Green Peppers along the back.
I believe the right side is Zucchini. Green Peppers along the back.
I planted Tomatoes on the left side last year.  They did not do very well.  I believe it was due to much sun and heat.
I planted Tomatoes on the left side last year. They did not do very well. I believe it was due to much sun and heat.
These are Tomatoes and Green Peppers.
These are Tomatoes and Green Peppers.
I plant a variety of Tomatoes including Plum.
I plant a variety of Tomatoes including Plum.
The Tomatoes when planted near the house seem to do a lot better a lot less heat and more shade.
The Tomatoes when planted near the house seem to do a lot better a lot less heat and more shade.
This is my garden location.
This is my garden location.
Some examples of vegetables from my garden.
Some examples of vegetables from my garden.
Vegetables cooked in the oven are a great way to use vegetables when we have a lot on hand.
Vegetables cooked in the oven are a great way to use vegetables when we have a lot on hand.

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  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    on Feb 27, 2015

    Nice picture. Could you please share with us the names of the plants that you have planted in the flower bed? The flower bed looks good but it would look even better if it had a little bigger plants in it. Another question I have is about the material used for building the fences. Is it wood fence or something else?

  • Parle
    on Mar 7, 2015

    Good designs are immortal and since I'm still visiting this after two years - I think you have a winner. This is really one of the most beautiful and useful gardens I've ever seen.

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