Garden 2012

Just a few highlights from the 2012 Garden.

Some Lessons Learned and Goals for Next Year:
Don’t bother with pots, plant celery right in the garden soil.
Make a cucumber trellis (and plant lettuce underneath.)
Keep better records!
And label seeds when planting.
Shut up any holes that may be in the fence to avoid critters getting in!
Use cups, pieces of wood, etc to keep melons off the damp ground. Maybe even tie up a sling?
Try growing garlic and onions for the first time.
(Maybe Brussels sprouts, eggplant too?)
Try to make rhubarb syrup next year.
Netting over the blueberries will not deter birds or squirrels.
Don’t plant the pole beans so close together.

What have you learned this summer from your garden? Are you planning anything different for next year?

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7 Responses to “Garden 2012”


  1. 2 Heidi @ lightlycrunchy September 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Lovely photos! Rhubarb syrup is very easy and really good topped off with prosecco.

  2. 3 iamrising September 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I met this God in Maine named Mr. Sarnacki, he surrounded his garden in garlic. *no pests* None whatsoever. And his produce was beeeeaaaauuuutiful and tasted absolutely spectacular!!!

  3. 4 watermeloun September 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I’ve just discovered your blog. It’s fascinating and so inspiring!
    Have a lovely day,

    Melody

  4. 5 Alice October 2, 2012 at 4:53 am

    how close were you planting the pole beans? why not keep that distance?

    • 6 Liesl October 2, 2012 at 8:23 am

      We planted them a little closer together than is suggested because we weren’t sure they would even come up. I think we planned on thinning them out but never got around to it so they just grew and grew. Eventually they were too crowded. It was difficult to get between the two rows and and to find beans among the crowded mess. Actually, we go the edge of a storm and little burst of wind pulled part of the trellis down because they were so heavy.

      • 7 Alice October 3, 2012 at 12:52 am

        ahhh, sad face! Well I hope it works out to be a bit thinner next year! I’m trying out green beans in my windowsill and they are actually growing beans but we planted them pretty thick, thinking some of the plants would die and so far, none of them are going that route, so we might have the same problem soon… LOL!


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