Its not that I didn’t want to share my garden going’s on, its more like I forgot to bring a camera…every time!
So, here it is, our Garden; Scott’s and mine.
Because of the limited space at our house, with even more limited sun. My dear friends Scott and Connie offered a plot of land behind their barn. I’m quite proud of our little plot, the giant experiment it is.
In a nutshell this is what we have going:
I started seedlings back in March (a little late, but we made it.)
Scott made two amazing raised beds. One is quite tall so as to not break your back while weeding. The bottom half of this bed is filled with straw bales. We are growing: Rhubarb starts (they will have to move next year.) Radishes, lettuce, carrots, kale, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and a few wild (because we have not gotten a ladder for them) pole beans.
The other raised bed is made with 2″x10″ Planks. This houses our Tomatoes, oh they are pretty arn’t they? We also as an experiment threw in some cucumbers.
In the hill we put zucchini, watermelon, a kind of musk melon, and summer squash.
Oh, and the hill is an old manure pile, long composted. It has made excellent soil for our garden beds.
Because this is an experimental garden, we started small. So things may seem a little hap-hazard and crowded, because they are. I personally am thrilled with how everything is progressing and Scott is an excellent hand to have in the garden. He makes sure everything is perfectly watered, and does far too much weeding – Right Scott, you do remember that was supposed to be my job?
Not much to glean yet, radishes, some kale and lettuce. A few melons started. But I think we will soon be up to our ears in zucchini, and squash with broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes not far behind.
Here is to a season of growth!