Hello friends! It has been a while since I’ve done an update on my garden, so I thought I’d document that here today. This is only my second year of trying my hand at gardening, I’m definitely learning A LOT as I go. We nearly tripled the plot of our garden this year from last and it has certainly been producing! I think I might even want to go bigger again next year 😉
Here is a look back on our garden from last year…
And now a look at our garden this year…It is growing OUT OF CONTROL in the best way possible.
So the first year I planted everything exactly following the directions, making sure there was more than enough space between everything. Well, then some things didn’t grow well or didn’t grow at all which left me with empty underutilized space. This year I decided to plant a little bit more in case things didn’t grow so make up for it…well I think EVERYTHING GREW! This year after we tilled up the land we added equal parts of garden soil and manure/compost. Other than that and water I don’t add anything else to my garden! So it seems that was the trick this year since last year all we did was garden soil.
Last week I harvested more zucchini and yellow squash than I knew what to do with (so I froze it) and this week again I’ve got plenty and from what I saw growing next week might be another big week!
I pick lettuce and spinach as we eat it for salads or sandwiches. Peas are very close to ready and green beans are ready to be harvested as well! The cucumbers started coming on a couple weeks ago and then hopefully the potatoes too!
I grow all of this from seed because I think it is just SO EXCITING to watch it all grow under my care. I’ve had my fair share of things go wrong but it is all a fun learning process. Plus I think my favorite time of day is when I’m out there weeding, watering, and harvesting my bounty. It just leaves me in awe.
If you have any good gardening tips or tricks please feel free to leave them for me below and let me know how your gardening is growing this year!
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