Well, today started as a slow day. It has been real gloomy outside, looks like rain again. Started my seeds in their little peat pots. Hopefully I'm not to late. Of course our garden plot looks like a jungle out there. We will need to plow it so it will be ready when my plants start sprouting. Now, even though we live in the country, we really are not farmers. When I speak about our garden plot it is now 40 ft x 50 ft. When we started our first garden last year the plot was only 10 ft x 15 ft. and that was an experience. I planted squash, eggplant, pole beans, onions and carrots, tomatoes and then I got the bright idea that I wanted to grow those mammoth pumpkins, the kind that can weight up to 1200 lbs. or more, oh, and also those gigantic watermelons that can feed the whole town. Well, needless to say the pumpkins and watermelon vines took over the whole garden. There were vines everywhere. We had a good harvest of squash and I did manage to grow one huge pumpkin, but it did not get as humongous as I wanted. Of course, I could not pick it up. It took both of my sons to pick it up and put it in our wheel barrow in order to bring it into our house. We only had 3 watermelons that weighed about 3-4lbs. Out of all the carrots planted, I only had one large carrot top and when I pulled it out there was no carrot! But did we have beans, squash and tomotates.
My husband at first was not to excited about gardening, but when he saw all the squash, beans and tomatoes he was ready to go buy a tractor. Now, I tell you, do we need a tractor for a plot 10 ft x 15 ft? Well, that is how our garden plot turned out to be 40 ft x 50 ft. So, he did manage to find an old John Deere garden tractor which he worked on and even painted it and then he proceeded to start buying the implements needed on ebay. All the money spent on ebay for the implements, we could have bought the vegetables at the market and fed the whole town. But like they say, nothing is better than growing your own. Plus, it keeps my husband busy working on the tractor and at least it gets him outside.
Still learning on gardening, I think I'll wait on planting the pumkins for the fall garden this time.
1 year ago