I love having a vegetable garden, but it is not something that comes naturally to me. For the first few years of our marriage I attempted to grow gardens and the most I ever yielded was five berries.
Eventually I got smarter and started putting in some research before I just dug a hole in the ground and stuck some seeds in it and the vegetables actually grew.
This year I bought some heirloom seeds, which I’ve never tried to grow before, so it will be another learning year for me, but I am excited to utilize our new property!
One of the biggest difference makers for me in finally achieving success with our garden, was to start keeping a garden notebook. I keep track of what I want to plant and when, what needs to be started indoors, and what can go directly into the ground, which zone we are in (we are actually between two zones), and what the last frost date is. That sounds like a lot, but it all fits on one page. [Read more...]