The peas I have now are just starting to blossom (after 40 days, different variety).
I have also harvested all my garlic - they are curing in the shed - they are huge! I have bravely planted a row of mesclun and carrots in the spot the garlic used to occupy. We will see how that does.
My squash are infiltrating the basil and older mesclun row. Next year they are getting their own garden bed.
There haven't been any posts in here for awhile! How did your garden go this year? What do you do in the winter time? Any indoor plants? When do you start planning for next year? Any things you know you need to change for next year?
My garden was not great this year. First year in this house and when I planned the garden, there weren't many leaves on the trees yet. After the trees filled in, there was way too much shade for the garden to ripen. So I spent the last part of the season trying to figure out where the best place to move the garden would be. I think I have it figured out. Is there anything I can do now to start getting the ground ready? Or do I need to wait till spring? I was wondering if I could stake it and then lay down plastic to prevent the grass from growing next spring... good idea or not?
I haven't been in the gardening section here in ages. I'm mourning the loss of my garden and green growing things. I decided to get a bunch of indoor plants. :)
My garden grew amazingly well, especially considering it was my first. I have pics here.
Right now, we're eating a lot of homemade pasta sauce. It's been a big help/money saver.
Potatoes are another thing that we're really using. Very easy to grow too, easy to harvest, easy to store.
We're relying on some veggies in the freezer but they're more "sides": green and yellow beens, chopped zucchini...
Next year i would grow more greens. Didn't really have enough chard etc.
I also bought apples when they were on sale last fall. Also bags of carrots, turnip and onion to make up for what I didn't plant and/or didn't grow so well.
Some veggies I only had enough to eat during the summer: corn, peas, carrots, green peppers.
Some veggies I NEED to get going sooner so I'm not harvesting at frost: tomatoes, green peppers.
I'm looking forward to planning next years garden but won't let myself get into it until mid/end January. Otherwise the wait will be too long.
We're moving to the family farm this spring so already prepped 1/4 acre or so for our garden next year. We're REALLY nervous that it won't be enough. We figured out where we wanted rows and did a cover crop for the rows and left grass walk paths between.
We placed our seed order last night with Fedco. We plan to get a shelf unit built with lights at the end of Feb and start some seeds then too (when we'll be up at the farm visiting) and then start the rest whenever we get back up there (possibly having my mil start the rest if we can't get up before we move).
That's the plan. Excited to find this thread.
Oh, we're in zone 3 possibly 4 - very very northern VT.
Sarah, Farmer, photographer, teacher, mother to Noah 05-05-06 and Del 03-27-08 and best friend to Josh 05-29-04.