Our first year gardening. We have tried to grow a plant or two over the years with resoundingly sad results.
But, with all we have been doing to prepare for any emergency & increasing our self sufficiency; we decided to plant our heirloom garden.
I started small, to see how it went & I had to learn about each plant. LOL. And we only grew things we really like to eat. The planting was late due to the really long & cool spring. But, I am pleased & grateful with everything I have growing. I am waiting for them to explode.
The squash seem to be doing well. Harvested one squash and have multiple blossoms growing.
The snap peas (between the green beans & the corn), sort of fizzled & dried up. Maybe planted to closely?
And the tomatoes? I didn't start them inside, but actually planted seeds and surrounded them with little cardboard rolls to protect the seedlings...well...that silly dog again! She likes to chew on cardboard tubes & managed to pop the seedlings out of the ground.Did the same thing a couple weeks later with my grandbabies garden and their tomatoes are doing great!
We are already talking about our expansion plans. I am such a newbie, I have to even find out which plants are annuals & which are perennials.Starting to compost, preparing more ground & actually building a more solid fence (to keep the smarty pants dog out).
My first dinner with non-GMO & heirloom veggies fresh from my garden. Yum! Both the squash and the green beans are sauteed with Adobo, one of my favorite spices.