A few pics of this summers garden, in the heart of houston. Mango trees, avocado trees, grapes , bananas, oranges , lemons , papaya, peppers , tomatoes , flowers , coconut trees, jack fruit tree , and much more in a very small space .
Banana with mangos in the background
Jackfruit tree alongside papaya
Larger coconut palm
And these babies getting along fine, jack fruit tree,mango, avocado, lemon all sharing small space.
Beautiful, healthy, yummy plants! Great job!
Just a quick tip - take your photos in landscape (turn your phone sideways, bottom to the right) and you will never have orientation issues.
Thanks Carol! Will do!
High density tropical garden update coming soon!!!
This is what the garden looked like , taken mid March 2014... More to come just harvested the first papaya!
How does high density gardening actually work? How do you prevent the roots from tangling with each other or the foliage from competing for sunlight?
Tokyo, with high density I just feed them more organic fertilizer and heavy in compost. Also. Some of the selected plants prefer shade (orchids and bromeliads).
Hey alex! Nice job!! I see how you can say that your nam doc mai and julie can make it through the winter without protection! Was that your julie fruiting in the pic? Are you truly downtown amidst the skyscrapers or in midtown? Lighting not an issue?
We are in EaDO (east downtown) , so not between the buildings. The plants get pretty good sunlight. Yes, that was the Julie mango fruiting last year before I planted it in the ground. It's currently putting out new leaves and branches. The Carrie mango also, and there's a malika mango with baby fruit on it. I'll take close ups and post.
Hey alex! Good to hear from you! I bet you get plenty of the morning sun being east of the scrapers... im barely in west houston city limits where the challenges are the shed blocking the morning sun and the neighbor's oak and flowering pear one lot over westward. Have good sunshine from about 10-11am til 7-8pm except in winter. Will post the mango jungle i have in the back soon. I just couldnt get to sleep so here i am in the wee hours posting lol.
Til next time!
Excellent work Alex !! This fall I'm moving into West U. Very little sun. It looks like I have to leave behind or give away most of my tropicals and sun loving plants. What is your method of protecting from hard frost?
How are your mangoes and other tropical fruits this year.
Alexisreal I love your garden. This is the "look" I'm for. Can you give more details on spacing and distance from the fence? The space in which you planted seems small and it's so pretty. I have only around 3 feet strip all around the perimeter of our garden, that is against a concrete fence wall (not sure what it's called, this is what most houses in here have). I may "fight" for my right for more planting space with my husband but for now it's all I have. I have planted fruit trees but looking at your photos I guess I could use the space in between. Can you please please give as much details as possible? I would really appreciated.