Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Reflections of our summer harvest

This was our first summer that we actually grew something. There were a period of highs and lows but all in all the experience was great. Ironically most of the growing season was left to my wife to develop and maintain and being a cherry, she did amazingly well. Our plan to use raised beds proved to be very easy to maintain and resulted in amazing produce from virtually everything grown in them. Some of the highlights for this summer are my almost 6' green pepper plants. I have never seen green pepper plants so tall and they are so productive. The Cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and melons produced so many fruits that my wife huffed and puffed when she went to harvest them everyday. We learned so much about gardening this year and sharing our experiences. The wealth of information that we receive from all the home growers who we follow on the blogosphere has been hands down the best source of information that we have received. Thank God for Georgias Second Growing Season, we already have seeds sprouting out of the Seed tray ready to be planted in the beds.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Glad to see you back and that your garden was a big success. Your wife must have done a fantastic job of maintaining things. Sounds like she should be getting a nice night out on the town for all her labors!!
And I'm very jealous of your "second growing season"...we had our first frost 2 days ago. No more garden........

ATW said...

Sue- Yes she is getting a big treat she learned alot and actually thought me alot. Sorry to hear about the frost that sux. I will see how this second season goes. I know somethings will work and others will not.

Robin said...

Congrats on your first growing season, it sounds like a resounding success! There's nothing better than eating the fruits of your own time and energy from the garden.