Thanks to my husband, ours is growing very well. He started planting his seeds back in March and nurtured them in the basement until they grew strong enough to plant outside.
Every year he adds something new to the garden. Last year he bought a drip irrigation system but didn’t get it installed. He has it in place this year and he also invested in some hoop houses to keep the plants warm and safe.
This allowed him to get them out a little earlier which is so important when you have as short a growing season as we do. The material on the top allows light and moisture through but keeps frost off. There is also a row cover under there – red – it’s apparently good for tomatoes. He’s the gardener, I’m the processor so I don’t begin to understand the hows or whys. I’m just glad he works so hard.
And work hard he does. He’s been at the garden for hours. He took a week off from work to get it in and he was out there every day. In addition to that it’s been weekends and nights. He’s almost done. Then it’s just the weeding and the harvesting.
But we do produce enough vegetables to feed ourselves all year long with a bit more to sell at our local farmer’s market. It’s nice to know where our food is coming from; no pesticides, no chemicals, just goat poop.
He’s trying some new things this year so hopefully I will have watermelon, cantaloupe and turnips. Keep your fingers crossed. I loves me some watermelon….