This year I started my very first edible garden. To be honest, it’s the first garden that was more complicated than a simple plant-water-grow garden. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how things are going.
There have definitely been mistakes along the way – I planted too close together, and I accidentally picked my watermelon seedlings thinking they were weeds, and I learned the hard way that pumpkin leaves will give you a lovely rash where ever they touch your skin.
We’ve gotten 2 family dinners out of the green beans so far! They are soooooo yummy and they’re starting to flower again, so I’m looking forward to our next meal.
Miss O loves eating peas right out of the garden. We probably could have had them for dinner at least once, but I love that she loves them, so I’m just going with it.
The carrots are progressing… I guess. The problem is this: I have no idea how to know when they’re ready to be picked! I will have to spend some time with Farmer Google this week.
The tomatoes are still growing. I think they need to be in a sunnier spot next year…
I have a feeling we’re going to have a ton of heirloom pumpkins this fall! The suckers are getting big!
The blueberries had a tough time with the transplant, but they’re making a comeback.
Like the carrots, I’m not sure how to know when the corn is ready, but there are definitely ears forming.
We have flowers coming any day now! And good news; One of my father-in-law’s roses rooted! It still looks like a stick, but I’ve been told that if you pull on it and it doesn’t come out, that’s how you know it’s rooted. I hope they’re right!