The Jones’ Garden System
12/13/13 System Update:
We would sincerely like to thank our PSU Ag-Bio Engineering students who worked hard to redesign the system so it can be made out of plastic and easy to assemble for the home gardener.
They did fantastic!
Not only did they accomplish their goals, they made it more esthetically pleasing than we could have imagined.
This system can double the produce you get from the same area, and with less effort, plus now it is a beautiful piece of garden furniture that anyone could be happy to have in their yard- front or back!
HOA’s may even agree to this.
Pictured above L-R: Ryan Henney, Naureen Akhtar and Chris Robotham.
The fourth member of our group, Scott Gangel.
Thank you also goes to Mark Toda, from PennTAP who worked closely with us and the students in an effort to make the growing system the best it can be.
We are so blessed to have these people in our lives!
That’s all we can show you for now, more to come soon.
I do admit, though- waiting is tough; restraining myself from using a lot of exclamation points was even tougher.
We are currently in the redesign stage of a garden system that my husband Mandolin and I have tested the past two years.
This system came about as an answer to problems faced by most every gardener- from critter damage, to space issues to weather problems.
We are working hard to produce this as inexpensively as possible, while still maintaining the standards needed. We hope to be in production by this coming spring.
It breaks my heart every time I hear someone has lost a plant or a whole crop to critters.
Deer in downtown Binghamton New York?
We have even heard urban gardeners say they have given up- too much work only to have the critters destroy or eat it all.
A garden shouldn’t be a battlefield.
So we set about trying to solve that issue, and found the system also produced less need to weed, more crops in the same space, kept the critters out, was easier physically, less time consuming, and even extended the growing season.
Bonus: It can also be used as a Chicken Garden and to give tender perennials a good, safe start.
With a friend’s encouragement, we looked into producing the system as a product.
This was never something we set out to do, and find ourselves in a bit of a whirlwind- stressful but so very exciting!