Meet David Perreault.
He is a neighbor of mine who lives up the hill in the Wedington Woods area. This year he started a garden in his front yard after coming down a few times with his family and asking some questions. David said that he has tried two years in a row to grow vegetables in his yard with no luck at all. Being intrigued by the raised beds, he ordered his own dirt and with a little help of some ice storm debris, he constructed his own. He also amended his soil with compost and added some mulch.
David has installed a U-shaped bed and added some drainage ports at the lower sloped areas of the bed. He started all of his plants from seed in his garage. He mentioned that a lot of his transplants sat in the ground for a bit, doing nothing, until the heat set in here in Northwest Arkansas. In this region we experienced rain for a month which caused everyone’s plants to suffer and delay their growth.
In his family’s garden they are growing:
Snap peas Cucumbers
Pole beans Pumpkins
Bush beans Summer squash
Bell peppers Jalapeno peppers
Bell peppers/Jalapeno peppers
Yellow crook-neck squash
His girls picking snap peas
It looks easy doesn’t it?
This is Henry their garden mascot.
This is Corinne, sorry if I misspelled your name. She was very proud to show me the flowers her and her sister planted for their mom for Mother’s Day.
You see, you don’t need that much space to grow a fantastic garden full of fresh produce. The best part is, it only has to travel a few feet to get from your garden to your plate! Thank you David and family for setting an example for us all.