Growing your own food is hard work, but can be fun and rewarding at the same time. You haven’t tasted fresh until you’ve eaten strawberries or blueberries you picked right from the garden and what’s more self-sufficient than growing your own food? So with that being said I thought I would give you a little update on how our first real go at gardening is progressing.
The strawberries continue to produce (slowly), but the blueberries have run their course for the year.
The beans and peas are running; watermelon, cantaloupe and cucumbers are flowering and putting on babies. The seedlings we started inside seem to be doing well in the containers we keep on the deck.
The crows once again decimated the corn that we planted, but who would have thought you could actually grow some in containers?!?!? That plot will be reseeded as a second crop of green beans.
The apple and peach trees we planted last month seem to have rooted well and are putting on new growth, however it’s too early to know if we’ll actually get anything off them this year.
Our little patch of carrots and radishes in the past has always been little more than a buffet for the many rabbits in the area. However, this little girl prowling the yard seems to have put an end to this problem.
We have a second wave of seedlings we’ve started inside that we need to get planted by the end of the week and we’ve started broccoli and cauliflower in trays on the deck. We’re hoping that if we keep adding new seedlings as the season progresses we can extend our harvest further into the fall.
That’s all here; hope you’re all having a great summer!
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst!
Awesome garden there. I envy the amount of space you have for your garden. Living in the suburbs we’re struggling with trying to get as much out of small containers and pots as we can, but to be honest, it’s more of a science experiment/learning exercise for when we can afford a bit more room.
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Thank you sir! We too lived in the suburbs where we had little more than a postage stamp plot with a few tomatoes on the deck. Moving south was a huge leap of faith, but we’re thankful everyday that we did. God bless.