The Greenest Thumb Contest: Kat’s San Mateo Garden
Today’s entry is from Kat in San Mateo — our first Peninsula garden.
Kat says, “My backyard is a sea of concrete. My solution was to create a little garden of potted plants. They are mostly edibles because I love that you can actually eat what you grow.”
“What makes me smile is my strawberry jar. I found the terracotta pot at ikea and painted it bright fushia pink. I planted the pot with two types of strawberries. Now everytime I walk by the pot, more and more little gumdrops appear ready for picking. Beside the strawberry pot is galvanized pot of mint that is shooting for the sky. Very easy to grow. Behind is a growing tomato plant. No tomatoes yet, only two lonely flowers.”
As a reminder, the Greenest Thumb contest is open to all Bay Area and PNW gardens no smaller than a window box and no larger than 600 square feet. The deadline has been extended to Monday, June 26. Info on how to submit is here.Kat writes, “I also grow some other herbs on a little bistro table – so far the survivors are rosemary, thyme and tarragon. The rosemary has outgrown its home and is begging for a new roomier home.”