September 1, 2011
self taught but enthusiastic novice
I have grown mostly tomatoes for the past four years in a 4' x 6' little patch in a backyard-not mine-in La Crescenta. I have expanded this summer to another 4' x 6' area. Again mostly tomatoes with some peppers and squash. I am thinking about expanding to parts of the rest of the backyard with raised beds, or stacked hay raised beds, or square foot gardening method raised beds. Or, maybe a combinatiion of all three methods. We'll see.
Books, magazines and the internet are great resources for a backyard gardener like myself, but I feel that my primarily solo effort would be greatly improved by interacting with other gardening enthusiasts sharing and learning from each other.
I am learning lots and am having a fun time. Great teachers and wonderful co-learners. Mark & Leonardo thanks for sharing, seriously.