I am currently on a journey to provide healthy, chemical free food for my family from our own land. My goal is to provide over half of our fresh produce during the year – I’m nowhere near there yet, but I believe it’s possible! I’ll be posting my progress at least once a month.
Well, a lot has happened since the beginning of the month, so I thought I’d give you an update. First of all the most exciting thing is that my tomatoes are finally ripening:
Seriously you guys, you don’t know how happy this makes me. Up to this point in my gardening career I have had nothing but epic tomato failure. I credit my super duper tomato protectors.
Carrots are coming along nicely…
…and my sugar snap peas have had a bit of a revival. It’s a good thing too, because these sugar snap peas are the most delicious garden veggie I have ever eaten. My daughter and I will snap them right of the vine and eat them like candy. Yes, I’m serious.
One more thing this post – I got a dwarf peach tree! I don’t think I’m going to get any fruit this year, but that’s okay. Hopefully we’ll only have to wait a year for delicious peaches!
All in all the garden is going better than I expected. For a while I was worried the epic heat was going to destroy everything, but it looks like all my plants are adapting to the new temps. The heavy rains we have about a week ago couldn’t have hurt either.
Other 2011 Garden Updates: