Greetings from Eleuthera,
My husband and I have
been following your blog the last few weeks and we decided My Garden Post is
perfect for our needs, so we ordered one prior to leaving for the Bahamas for
the winter. It was an experience getting it here and we ran into a variety of
problems. No problems with your product, getting it here and finding soil and
plants posed some unexpected challenges. I’m writing to tell you how happy we
are with our My Garden Post and to share a few pictures and details of our somewhat
First I’ll explain why
MGP is perfect for us. I’m recovering from hip replacement surgery and just not
able to get down on my knees in the garden. Vertical gardening is painless and
hassle free for me now. Actually growing a vegetable garden on our property
isn’t an option. We’ve owned our little cottage in heaven for the past four
years. We have a great view of the ocean and all we need to be comfortable and
happy except for a vegetable garden. The soil is coral based, stony and has
very little organic matter. I’ve worked hard to landscape our lot with native
plants, but I’ve had no luck growing basic vegetables. Now I look forward to growing
tomatoes, peppers, greens and herbs right on our deck with good soil and
automated irrigation. We’re pretty happy with that.
This picture shows our
humble start, which is not all my fault. Things move very slowly in the
Bahamas. That’s one of the things we love most about being here, but I was in a
rush to get gardening soon after we landed. I mentioned we had problems, right.
There wasn’t a bag of good potting soil to be found on the island for the first
three weeks we were here. I brought seeds from home and I was sooo anxious to
germinate them. When the boat arrived, the hardware store called me and I
rushed to town before they sold out.
With my bags of soil in
hand, I went looking for starter plants. I found some at another small hardware
store. The few tomatoes and peppers looked very healthy. I couldn’t find any
signs or tags and the friendly young attendant was no help. She said they must
have fallen out. I thought what the he--, I’ll give them a try.
I’m happy with My Garden Post
and optimistic for a good harvest of my unknown tomatoes and peppers. My mixed
greens and assorted herbs germinated quickly and have put on a lot of growth
since I took this picture. Temperatures have been perfect so far and the sun
never disappoints us. We’ll do things a little different when we return next
winter. I should mention our My Garden Post fits perfectly in one of our large
suitcases and passed through customs without notice. We plan to take it home
with us in the spring.