Monday, March 22, 2010

Is your veggie garden ugly?

Well, my veggie patch wouldn't win any beauty pageant; the tomatoes have all fallen over in their useless tripod cages and weeds abound, but hey, it's still a lot of fun.

GardenRant.com had a guest post about ugly -- or neglected -- vegetable gardens that has set off quite a buzz in the garden-blogging world. Add your thoughts at the above link.

7 comments:

James Missier said...

Somehow I find vegetables seemed to be very sensitive and they require a lot tender, loving care compared to my many poisonous garden plants - I guess those poisons keep all the pest away.
Regardless, if you are very interested in a vegetable garden, the attention and the tending will definitely produce a good yield in your garden.
Good luck!

NanaK said...

I'm still working on making my flower garden aesthetically pleasing, the veggies I'm just trying to keep alive and producing :)

Ami said...

I only have a very small veggie area, and it doesn't look pretty at all (thus it is located in a ralatively secluded place). But who cares if you can have lots of veggies thrive there?! lol

Penny McCrea said...

Thanks, James. There are lots of veggies you can grow in the tropics. I was surprised at the tomatoes I saw in West Africa where it was really hot in the day. Do you have a cool season, or is it just wet or dry?

Nana and Ami: I'm with you!

Susan said...

I heard about the "ugly gardens" post. I say to each his own...some gardeners like to create beautiful veggie gardens, while others gardeners desire practicality. Either way, as long as the veggies taste good...I say it doesn't matter.

Deborah said...

I don't grow many veggies because of the effort to keep bugs away in Florida. The few I do grow are mostly in pots. They usually look terrible by the end of summer.

My garden only has to be beautiful to me.

Penny McCrea said...

@Susan: I agree!

@Deborah: I think bugs are a problem in any climate, even in the Arctic summer. I grow my toms in pots, but then I forget to water them.