Gardening 2015: Take One
Here is what my garden looked like the first week of June.
And here is what it looked like on June 20th. It's grown since then, but I just didn't have a chance to get out there and take pics.
Forgive me if I pat myself on the back a little bit. This is the best my garden has EVER looked. I tried to work smarter instead of harder. 7 truckloads of manure. 4 truckloads of grass clipping mulch. 7 packed as much as possible giant grain bags of leaves for mulch. The weeds are the least they have ever been. Hoping the yield will be the best yet this year! So far, I've harvested and consumed/prepared 48.5 pounds of produce from our garden to date. Well, that's what hasn't been consumed on spot. I am eager to know the final amount!
I planted them facing east, with the majority of the stem base underground so it had a chance to grow a strong root system. These are so sturdy. It pays to ask the farmers how they plant them!
|Squash of some sort|
|Tomatoes. Grown from seed, by me.|
|I made a "pea house". The kids can play in the middle.|
|Knee high by the 4th of July. Wait..does that apply to sunflowers?|
|I wrote zucchini, but it appears they are summer squash.|
|Celery and glads.|
|First success at cherries!|
Our meals have been looking like this: Homegrown/homemade for everything. Homemade hamburger buns, venison burgers, kale chips, that cous cous salad I listed above and canned pears.