Gardening 2015: Take One
Here's what the garden looked like on August 8th:
And here's the garden on August 22nd
It officially has produce MORE than double the produce compared to last year. I currently have brought in 519.5 pounds of produce. That includes a lot of our squash and sugar pumpkins...those squash bugs are mighty frustrating. They got all of my winter squash as well as my zucchini and summer squash. Tomatoes have blight, but I'm still bringing in baskets full of them. There's an annoying tiny yellow fuzzy bug that ate our beans. Some potatoes are turning brown and are ready to dig. Weeds are tall and everywhere, I have given up taking care of them. Even with all that, our basement is filling up with the goodness. Canned food, squash storage. Our pantry has many dried goodness too. And our bellies are filled with our own produce. Especially since adding the milk cow, it's been so much more possible having nearly all parts of our meals homegrown.