It’s that time of year to get your gardens ready for planting and I thought why not share with you my garden. I will try to put up tips, veggie info and maybe a recipe or two which the yummy goodness you get from a home grown garden. I realize that watching a garden grow is as painful as watching pain dry but as the flowers start to come up and the veggies start to grow it will get a lot more interesting…at least I hope it will 🙂 I plan to do a few updates a month so you can see the progress. So welcome to the first post of, How does my garden grow? 🙂
Lets do this very quickly, My GREAT grandparents use to live in my house and my grandfather and father were raised here. They always had a HUGE garden in the yard with lots of veggies, the soil was like radioactive since they used fish heads and all sorts of compost stuff in the dirt. My Great grandfather was from Italy so he grew a great garden and after that my grandfather uses to do it too. When I moved here I did the same thing, but good gravy it was a huge area, I was having a hard time keep up with all the veggies so I made the area a little smaller and put the other side of the garden as a place for the kids to play. It looks great and the garden is just the right size to plant juicy tomatoes and crunchy cumbers.
So right now it looks a little sad, my husband spent the day turning the dirt and we will get some more soil to put in it on Saturday. I am so excited to get started with it.
So I have had luck with Zucchini and Eggplant but the plants grow way to big and tend to over take the garden. Since my daughter has never tasted home grown tomatoes I plan to buy a bunch of different kinds for her to try since both of us LOVE tomatoes 🙂 One year I did climbing beans that climbed the side of the wall and almost ripped down the gutter on my father’s shop. There were so many beans and I had made Bean Salads, Steamed Beans, Raw Beans, Roasted Beans and froze some for the winter. It was amazing. So let me tell you what I have planned 🙂
- Tomatoes: Lots of them, Big ones, little ones, yellow ones, all different types (I will give you the names when I get them this weekend) 🙂
- Peppers: I love fresh peppers, so I want to do all types.
- Cucumbers: This is a maybe since they tend to over take the garden with the vines.
- Climbing Beans: If I can find them 🙂
- Basil: A must for this Italian girl 🙂
- Parsley: Another must have
- Mint: This will be potted since it tends to become weeds after the season is over
- Green Onions: These are great because you can keep growing them after you pull them. Might pot these.
This list might change depending what I can find. For us in NJ it’s not to late in the season but I might have a harder time finding all the veggies I would like and I also might be forgetting some.
I can’t Thank you enough for stopping by
and I do hope you will be back again to see How my garden grows 🙂
Have a great day!