Do you remember this post? I was so excited about my summer garden that I couldn’t wait to get it into the ground.
That was actually one of the major problems I encountered… We had one weekend in April where it was 80 degrees and I planted my garden… I didn’t know how big of a no-no that was for Indiana.
We had an unusually cold spring and some of my little seedlings didn’t make it.
It was sad.
I think I even got a little teary-eyed…
I had never planted a garden on my own before and instead of researching and reading up on it, I just kind of did it. Hoping I would learn from trial and error.
And I did.
I learned a lot.
To wait until it was really warm to plant in the ground.
That an area that looks like it gets full sun in the winter only gets partial sun in the summer due to the trees growth.
To give the plants more space than I think when planting the seeds.
That to make sure when you turn the soaker hose on in the evening, go back and turn it off before bed or else you’ll flood your garden.
To research which veggies grow best in the summer season or else you’ll be left with nothing to eat.
That picking weeds for hours on end will leave a person incredibly sore the next day.
That caring for a garden is really like caring for any other living thing… it needs time, love and care.
That I love to garden. I loved eating the “vegetables of our labor”.
In case you’re curious, we planted green beans, bell peppers, lettuce, spinach, mixed greens, radishes, hot peppers, carrots, squash and tomatoes (in our backyard, not at our garden). We’ve only harvested the greens, green beans, and tomatoes. The carrots and hot peppers had a hard time growing. Our squash will be ready in a few days and our bell peppers have just taken off.