I wish it were that easy. Don't get me wrong, considering the dry spring we're having, this is the best I've ever done in my "little garden that could." I don't have very much of anything and a few things never "took," but I wasn't really expecting us to survive on my agriculture. I planted it to learn and I'm definitely doing that. So far this year, I've learned:
-not to plant herbs without being sure they aren't too aggressive (bee balm,)
-and not to forget to water the potatoes,
-and that some plants bought at the grocery store may actually not be hybrid and will spread seeds everywhere (tomatillos),
-and rosemary bushes have a few good years on them before they need to be replaced or else the grasshoppers kill them,
-and how to properly prune a grapevine,
-and Grasshoppers, die!
(tendril, day 131)
Even The Great Potato Experiment Part Deux was technically more of a succes than last year's. I had like 4 normal sized red potatoes instead of 3 mini ones. That was totally my fault for planting late and forgetting to water them. We had zero spring temperatures, so there was no time to grow them, stack a tire on and grow some more, etc. I truly think this is a great idea for planting potatoes in a small space, especially in a cooler climate, and next year I will be more attentive to them.
(experimental potatoes, day 139)