I thought I would share some garden photos here. Please ignore the weeds. I do, it’s not that hard.
Here’s an overview of our raised bed area. There are six beds of heirloom tomatoes that we start from saved seed indoor in February. We added deer fence pretty early then bought taller deer fence then added chicken wire around the bottom of the deer fence because rabbits chewed their way in. FYI we found a nest of rabbits inside this enclosure this spring. Nature always finds a way.
This makes me insanely happy. It’s a flower on one of our many cucumber beds. Gonna be pickling time before I know it. The last time I planted this many cukes I got 150 quarts put up. We only grow Snow’s Fancy pickling cucumbers (which are also good raw in salads).
These are bush beans. We are also growing Chinese yard long beans again this year. Highly recommend those if you have something for them to climb on. These are in a bed previously dedicated to sunchokes which we grew and didn’t care for. Fun fact. They grow 12 feet tall and are impossible to get rid of. Every bit of dirt was replaced in this bed and they are still coming up.
A few of the jalapeño plants we ordered from Amazon this year. They were more expensive than buying them in a garden center but, huge 2020 bonus, it kept me out of a garden center… Also they came in 6 inch pots, every plant was a double and they all survived.
Zucchini started from seed directly in the bed.
Soybeans. We always plant them. We harvest them all at once and freeze them.
Our potato bed.
Something new for this year. We covered this large open spot with weed cloth and planted blueberry bushes.
Kohlrabi in the greenhouse.
Our back deck has herbs in pots. Close to the kitchen that way.
We’re in garden zone 7 and I am happy to answer any questions new gardeners have. We do not grow pumpkins although it’s a dream of mine. I have fought the good fight against squash bugs for years and finally gave up. Around here the only way to deal with them is to take a class in how to handle commercial insecticides so I gave up.