Before 2011 our Back Yard Garden took up most of the back yard with above ground planter boxes as well as beds along the fence line. In 2011 the planter boxes were removed with gardening relegated to the fence line beds. No gardens in 2012 and 2013....it was all we could do to keep the grass watered on a once a week and then once every other week mandatory schedule.
When digging in the dirt is in your 'Genes', you will do whatever it takes to 'Backyard Farm'. In 2014 we recycled bath and dish water along with our scheduled allowance and captured rain water. We had a nice crop of squash, okra, and tomatoes from our mostly 'Container' garden. Last year...2015...we decided to Farm at HEB (grocery store)...so no Veggie Garden or Flower Garden.
Texas Mother Nature has been a bit more generous with RAIN in 2016, and even though we are still on a mandatory watering schedule, we decided to 'Container Garden' this year. Three tomato plants and three mounds of squash in the fence line planter box and my favorite 'Red Geraniums'.
We are blessed!