Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Garden Groweth

In the dead of winter, I would like to talk about gardening. Fitting, right?

This was my first year I tried my hand at a garden and I am proud to say my thumb was a little greener by the end of the season. Even Deal was impressed with my skills.

Luckily, BD has a nice fenced in plot that gets plentiful sunlight and few intruders. It is part of the upkeep of the grounds to make the garden look nice for guest, but even more so an opportunity to have fresh fruits and veggies through the summer.


APRIL - ready to plant

JULY - in its growing glory


NOVEMBER - ready for the next season!
Since the garden had previously been used and ready for more, all I really had to do was plant, water and hope. Oh, and weed. And weed some more. Then some more. How the heck do these weeds grow so quickly??? At first, I liked weeding. It was my contribution to BD while I was working nights and frankly, it was a little therapeutic. But, that wore off quickly and the weeds became the bane of my existence. I even had one friend comment, "have you ever heard of Round Up?" in response to see my garden of weeds.

Despite the weeds, my garden did groweth and we got a lot of complements on the garden. I am proud and thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of my labor (literally). I am excited to implement new things next season and learn so more.




 
Unsuccessful crops: squash, zucchini, eggplant, sugar snap peas, green beans, corn, red peppers

Successful crops: green onions, carrots (1), cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, pepperoncinis, basil, cilantro, dill, watermelon, strawberries











1 comment:

Misti said...

Noooooo RoundUp! Do not even think about it! Just put a good layer of mulch down next year and it will help weeds. You'll be picking weeds anyway.

If you want any gardening advice let me know...just send an email. Your zone will be different than mine but I'll do my best!

You should amend with some compost next year.