Thursday, January 26, 2017

2016 Garden Wrap-Up and an Announcement

Now that it's time to think about ordering seeds and garden planning, I want to wrap up last year's harvest before moving forward! We learn from history, right?

I wasn't able to tend to the garden all of August and half of September since we were traveling, however our kind neighbors kept the water going and the vines (and weeds) kept growing. Thanks to the melon and squash, we were able to harvest 83 pounds of produce in the last couple weeks of September, 86 pounds in October, and 16 pounds even in November.

Watermelon, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, chard, and radish were in our fall crop dinners. I "tried" to scale down on so many different veggies and get larger amounts for lesser varieties...I will continue with that mentality this year. Especially since this season prime garden-time will be baby-time, Lord willing, for us as well! We may fill our extra suburban seat yet!

We already have the empty chicken coop moved over part of the garden to add fertilizer when our mail-order chicks come in February. I'd like to spread some straw on the dirt to decompose a bit too, now that the sun is shining and first trimester blues are abating. It feels good to dream again.

Happy homesteading ya'll!