"This is my pride and joy – my own 'Secret Garden,' " said Sherrill Neidich of Elk Grove.

The Bee garden: Sacramento Bee readers share their gardening adventures

Published: Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6CALIFORNIA LIFE
Last Modified: Monday, Jul. 29, 2013 - 7:21 am

Sacramento Bee readers share their gardening adventures.

Do you think you have no room for a vegetable garden? Guess again.

"This is my pride and joy – my own 'Secret Garden,' " said Sherrill Neidich of Elk Grove. "This garden is located in our side yard, which measures 8 feet by 19 feet and gets a ton of sunlight.

"We have a stucco wall on one side that radiates a lot of heat, so this is a perfect microclimate," Neidich added. "We built a 3-by-8-foot raised garden bed that fits perfectly in this spot, stacked some pots at the end that are filled with herbs, placed our tumbler composter nearby for green waste, added some additional pots that contain three varieties of blueberries, pole beans, basil and zucchini.

"We also added some flagstone and planted six varieties of thyme between the stones. Everything is on a drip system. Who says you can't grow a garden in a neglected small space?"

TELL US ABOUT YOUR GARDEN ADVENTURES

Do you have a gardening photo, tip or story to share? Or do you want to publicize a community garden event or activity? Post your news via our virtual SacBee Garden at www.facebook.com/SacBeeGarden. Also, email your submissions to h&g@sacbee.com (put "SacBee Garden" in the subject line). Or mail it to: SacBee Garden, Home & Garden, Sacramento Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852. Follow us on Twitter @SacBeeGarden.

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