|My first garden…have to start somewhere|
Last year I planted my first full on, real, that’s mine over there, vegetable garden. I honestly didn’t know what I was doing. But somehow the seeds grew and I ended up with pounds and pound of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, okra and rhubarb. It sounds like I must have done something right, and I did. I put some seeds in the ground and let them grow.
|Foes in the garden|
|Friends of the garden|
|Way more cucumbers than a person deal with!|
During the summer all I did was to pull a few weeds and make sure it got watered during times of possible drought. I didn’t fertilize or mulch or spray anything. I guess I could have, but it didn’t occur to me and I don’t want chemicals anywhere near my garden or children.
|A helper in the garden is always welcome|
I threw some old rotten squash in my compost heap (nothing fancy, just a heap) and guess what? It grew into the best squash ever! Apparently squash are big “feeders”, they like a lot of nutrients in their soil…who’d have thought?
|First pick of the season|