We have a little garden in our back "yard" again this year. Last year we decided to use one of these terracotta chimneys for our compost. Last summer and fall I threw weeds and other compostable items in there. We'd stir it around every now and again and planned to use it on the garden this year. A few months ago our back yard looked like this:
The chimney standing upright contains our compost. We had a fun surprise earlier this spring. I looked inside, planning to stir the compost and put it on the garden. I changed my mind when I saw squash plants growing! I don't have a picture of the baby squash plants, but here's what they look like now!