I love gardening and each year we always plant a bigger garden than the two of us could possibly ever need. We raised 3 kids and it was a necessity to plant a big enough garden to preserve enough fresh vegetables to last the winter. I was a stay at home mom and we lived on one income and the budget was tight. It really helped out a great deal to have the corn in the freezer and green beans in the jars sitting on the self not to mention how much better it tastes. Now the kids are all grown up and I'm still planting a garden big enough to feed our small town.
If you look closely in this photo you can see proof that chicken manure really works great. The corn planted closest to the chicken pen is about 1 foot taller than the other end of the row. We do spread a lot of chicken manure on the garden but apparently it could use even more.
We've planted the garden twice this year as you can see the first time was a total wash out, it rained so hard it cut ditches.
Looks like we'll have a few watermelons this year. This baby watermelon is only about 4 inches long, the picture makes it look much bigger than it actually is.
Roma tomatoes make the best tomato juice of all.
Join us in the weeks to come as we begin to harvest and prepare some great fresh vegetables.