How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Grow, Recent Posts | 6 comments

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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  1. Is this a picture post only? Looking for the wonderful words.

    • Yes, just pictures this time. 🙂

  2. A picture is worth a thousand words 🙂

    • 🙂

  3. I’m especially interested in 1) what you’re growing 2) on how much land, 3) roughly what percentage of your food supply are you able to grow, 4) seasonality, ie how does your home grown supply vary over the year, and 5) putting food up for the winter. Also how much experience you have with raising food – a small garden is daunting for a novice, whereas someone experienced can grow a lot of food without a lot of trouble. Not too demanding, am I? Obviously many words could be written.

    I was intrigued by the photos of your garden, esp the fence + door around it. Critters are a big problem with gardens like yours, and yet you seem to handled it well from what I can see.

    • Hi Kirk!
      Thanks for your interest in my little garden. 🙂
      1) I have new potatoes, Kennebec potatoes, garlic, onions, shallots, blueberries, strawberries, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatillos, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, butternut squash, beans, pumpkins, have my basil seedlings popping up now. We also planted peach, plum and cherry trees last year.
      2) We live on 3 acres, but the garden is about 40′ x 60′.
      3) I don’t know, really. I guess about 30 – 40%. We canned all of the tomatoes we needed for last year, as well as cherries, need to increase the peaches and applesauce we put up–they are great for the kids’ lunches.
      4) We are focusing on growing a lot of the things we eat regularly and things we can store with little effort–potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkins, garlic, onions
      5) We can fruit–peaches, applesauce, cherries, as well as dilly beans, pickles, tomatoes, beets.

      I am a novice at raising food, but am super lucky to have a network of helpful farmers and gardeners to learn from. Several of my friends have worked on organic farms, so a visit to their gardens fills me with lots to implement! I figure just trying is the most important thing a gardener can do!

      I love our deer fence, and am especially fond of our sweet garden gate, built with salvaged materials by my hubby.

      How does your garden grow?


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