2020 has been a wild ride. I’m a bit behind in making videos for you, but . . . I thought it was about time for a life update!
I found myself in Puerto Rico through the 2020 earthquakes and COVID-19 pandemic. While I’m a legal Puerto Rican citizen, I don’t yet have a permanent home on the island. For now, I’ve been renting Airbnb’s, which has been great.
How to Grow Food When You Have No Yard
One of the houses I rented was advertised as a “garden house.” I was expecting it to have, well, some sort of space to garden or grow things. Of course, “garden house” doesn’t actually mean it has a garden. Perhaps it was foolish to think there would be ample area for small-space gardening. It turned out there was little to no garden space to speak of, although the property was certainly beautiful.
I had to get creative and find ways to grow food when you have no yard. I made a few videos for all of you to share some tips on how I started some veggie seeds . . . and may or may not have participated in some guerilla gardening!
Oh, and did I mention the iguanas?
Stay tuned to see how I did despite the fun garden pests and lack of growing space!
What Do You Think?
What are your best tips for growing food with no yard?
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Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.