How Did Your Garden Grow? - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 10-23-2013, 09:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
SweetSilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Westfarthing
Posts: 5,652
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)

And what are you planning for next year?  Mistakes?  Victories?  What have you learned?  What have you enjoyed or hated?

 

This year was our first year with the veggie garden, and I think it went quite well, considering.  Tomatoes did reasonably well, but we need to do a better job making sure they are staked thoroughly.  The slugs and mice did a number on them (often #2--blech), but we still got our money's worth.  The chickens are ranging in there and dh is prepping the third section that was last season's chicken run.

 

I want to do more beets and carrots and some lettuce.  I have plans to start more rhubarb (more! more! more!) outside the deer fence.  And we will be expanding the chicken run/veggie garden so we have more room to cycle the chickens through without sacrificing overwintered veggies and stuff.

 

DH is designing a second larger, stationary greenhouse.  I want to suspend the tables by chains from the top so as to nearly eliminate slug issues.  The slugs were voracious this year due to our long, wet spring.

 

We are rethinking the garden at the rental for easier maintenance.  Already started moving some raspberries and expanding the lawn a bit.  Need heavy, heavy mulch for easier watering next year.

 

It's been a long process starting over yet again, but we are getting there!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Let me see you stripped down to the bone. Let me hear you speaking just for me."
SweetSilver is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 2 Old 11-01-2013, 11:30 AM
 
pokeyac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 4,202
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Bumping up for more attention!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Married to a wonderful woman
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Check out our
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
pokeyac is offline  
Reply

Tags
Gardening


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 10,732

71 members and 10,661 guests
--inspectorMommy_jLm , AlaskAnne , AwesomeJessica , Bird Girl , bluefaery , carnelianlight , Cricket VS , Dawn's mom , elliha , Eris , Expressions , funfunkyfantastic , Grace Wisdom , happyhats , heathergirl67 , hillymum , ian'smommaya , Incubator , japonica , joandsarah77 , jojobean , junipermuse , kashman53 , lavatea , ldserrano , Lifted , LiLStar , Luky , mama24-7 , Mama2Cesca , Marumi , Milk8shake , minerva23 , missmink , MissMuffet , Moonridden , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , neemoomommy , neenamommy , octobermom , orangemomma , Peony , pers , persephassa , philomom , Poddi , previously , pulcetti , RobynHeud , SandiMae , sarafl , Serafina33 , sofreshsoclean , soko , sortacrispy , ssun5 , SummerBaby2015 , TheBugsMomma , Tintin21 , TrishWSU , Wedemire , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.