But first I have to decide what to plant. Hmmmm. We'll start with the usual:
*Cucumbers - I make my own pickles and relish
*Carrots - the garden grows them like weeks and we usually "grow a row" for the food bank.
*Squash - Brad's favorite
*Corn - corn on the cob - yummy. Found out how to do it in the microwave
*Pumpkins - for pie, muffins, cake etc.
*Peppers - bell and spicey
*Onions - Sweet spanish
*Tomatos - the bigger the better.
Might have to try to grow asparagus this year. I bought some at the grocery store last summer and put it in a stirfry I did on the BBQ - worked and tasted great. If anyone grows asparagus please leave a comment for me with any tips. I know nothing about growing asparagus.
We don't grow beans of any kind now. One year we grew dry beans - still have piles left. And the garden grows green & yellow beans like weeds. We don't eat them. We ended up taking them to the food bank too, but you have to pick them so often - lots of work. We've grown melons, lettuce, birdhouse gourds, garlic, watermelon, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts over the years. Sometime with good luck - sometimes not.
The only flowers I grow are in boxes on our new deck. Last summer I tried to start flowers myself with mixed results. Ended up getting a few at the greenhouse to fill holes, then wouldn't remember to water regularily. Will have to try harder this year.
What I really need is something to kill all the weeds in the garden!! I really do not enjoy weeding, just ask Brad! My garden is big enough that we can leave 7 ft. between the rows so we can use the 6 ft tiller with the tractor. I do have a small tiller too, that we use between the rows that are closer together. We plant the 2 corn rows quite close together so they hold each other up if we get strong winds (learned this tip from SIL's fatheer). Last summer I tried to get out to the garden early before the heat (really don't like heat either). So if anyone has tips for getting rid of weeds withough the need of a hoe - let me know!!
So I went looking for gardening blogs etc. Didn't really find anything - if you know of some let me know and I will add them to the post. The pictures I "borrowed" from the company where I buy my seeds. Vesey's.