Thursday, October 14, 2010
Our first garden- Summer 2009
This was our first garden. It was about 450 square feet. I planted green bush habit beans, squash, peppers, beets, tomatoes, and a few herbs.
We yielded about a bushel of tomatoes, about a half bushel of beans, a dozen squash, poor pepper yield, poor beet yield, and poor herb yield. Strawberries and raspberries in border gardens didn't yield much.
Still, we learned a lot!!! We learned about spacing. We learned not to plant pepper seeds to early. We learned that every squash type is the same species as all others. Our bees made sure we had some weird squash hybrids.
We took out about 5 quarts of honey from the hive. The wife was in charge and took some lessons in beekeeping. The hive died that winter.
At the end of the season, we cut down a decorative apple tree that was stealing my late evening sun for about half of the garden; it was about then that we decided to double the size of the garden.