It’s happening! The plants have grown. The flowers have come. And now, the veggies are following behind. Yay! This garden has been a very big undertaking. I wanted a large garden because it only makes sense for us. But the soil has been so difficult to figure out. And finally there lots of little signs that I’ve done it right! We’ve also been watering with the hose each morning and evening until a couple days ago when Scott was finally able to install sprinklers. And on top of all of that, when I had finally gotten the fertilizing right, the chickens dug up lots of my seeds and seedlings and devoured them. Those stinkers. I had to replant. So they’ve been in the coop for an entire month. They’re very grumpy about it too. And I don’t blame them.
Now we are excited about all the activity in our garden. It is a great start and lets me know that I’m on the right track! Next season I can plan for more yummy things to add. This spring our veggies and fruits are:
- green peppers
- red peppers
- yellow grape tomatoes
- heirloom tomatoes
- zucchini (which suffered at the claws of a chicken and might not make it still)
It’s so exciting to see it all blooming and growing! I’m grateful to live in a place where we have two growing seasons each year. I feel like it’s time to break out the seed catalog and get ready for the fall planting season.