End of summer garden
This has been a busy growing season! I was stretched too thin with all that needed to be done and that is the reason why I haven't made new posts on this blog.
This year's summer garden was the biggest we have ever grown and it took all our time and energy. We worked hard and have reaped the reward of bountiful harvests and shelves full of food.
Only crops growing now that is from the summer garden are sweet potatoes and peppers. It is so weird that peppers start cranking out this time of year!
We feel so blessed to have all this food put away for winter. I know we will enjoy it during the cold days when the gardens are all tucked in for the winter.
We planted a very small fall garden this year and it is doing fantastic! I planted chinese cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, chard, kale, beets, radishes, cilantro and carrots. Pest and weed pressure is lower and we get abundance of rain so there is less demand from me.
This was a season of learning for us. I asked my husband few days ago while we were getting beds ready for more fall seed sowing if we should do this again next year. His answer was a resounding "yes!". This is encouraging to me because even though we made a lot of mistakes and lost a lot of crops to bugs/weeds we both know that this is all part of gardening.