We returned from our camping trip on the Fourth of July and I went outside to inspect how well my garden was doing and I was so surprised to see it was flourishing!
This is the second year I’ve had a garden. Last year we designed this 12×12 little plot of land in the back of our yard. I planted some strawberries, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, green onion and basil.
It was actually pretty successful. I got a ton of zucchini and we had a lot of it grilled and I made a bunch of zucchini bread. We had so many tomatoes, which is weird because we don’t really like them. We had several tiny green peppers but nothing too awesome. Our green onions just failed to thrive. But everything else was awesome. So, I decided to do it again this year.
The problem is our yard. It’s low in the back, and so is our neighbors. So immediately when the snow starts to thaw, the area becomes a pond. In Michigan, we received an insane amount of rain this year, which kept the area pretty mushy throughout May. Even our lawn company wouldn’t mow in the area where my garden is located. So, obviously I couldn’t plant seeds that might be drowned or even washed away. It was just two weeks ago that I was able to get the seeds in the ground. I was worried that I wouldn’t see anything for a very long time. I was wrong.
Last week I started to see the tops of some of my plants! Strawberries had been growing for a while, but the lettuce and tomatoes had joined in. After returning from camping, I saw the zucchini, green onions, pumpkins, green beans and even cucumbers were up and moving. I hope to see some crops soon.
So exactly what are you seeing?
Do any of you have experience with gardens? What did you plant? How did it come out? And does anyone have any really good, cheap solutions for clover? That stuff is everywhere and I’m tired of spending an hour each week pulling it out of the garden. Just stay away please!
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