Step inside this tidy kitchen garden that makes new use of things once lost and forgotten—and offers a beautiful spot for growing veggies out back
Photo by: Van Chaplin
One of the best things about gardening is that there is always something new to learn. Charlie makes a point to try different selections of vegetables every year. “Right now, heirloom vegetables are the hot trend,” he says. “You’re probably already familiar with heirloom tomatoes, but heirloom squash or okra? You bet! Each has its own unique flavor and is worth growing in your garden.” You can find transplants of tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, basil, and dill at your local nursery. You may need to order seeds for special selections. Also, be sure to stop by Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery in Birmingham or visit online at gardenersgalleryllc.com.