Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Lately I've been thinking a lot about building/planting a vegetable garden in the backyard. Maybe not anything too large scale with just tomatoes and potatoes to start with. I plan to do some loose documentation on the process here on briandean.net. I hope to finish my plans for the season by the end of the month (which I will put on the blog) so I can start real work in February.

More to come on that.


  1. Have you heard of using tires to grow potatoes? It would probably look tacky in your yard, and who knows where you'd get a hold of some tires, but for only a little space requirement, you can get a LOT of taters. Old farming trick.
    Also, are you a fan of peppers? Cucumbers? Collards? I'm trying to think of some things that would be easy to grow in a small space. That's a great idea and would be a lot of fun!

  2. We're planning on growing basic things right now. Tomatoes are a must, potatoes, egg plant, bell peppers, and various assortment of herbs. Herbs are really easy to grow and doesn't require as much attention (in general).

    I'm looking at various techniques for growing tomatoes and potatoes as these are the most common gardening vegetables.
    Here is an article on growing potatoes in a wooden box that could yield hundreds in a short times. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/homegarden/2002347126_potatoes25.html

    Great page on container gardening that you might be interested in: