Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Cold Crop?

Good day to all,
Since I wasn't able to post early this summer, I'm sneaking in our summer garden(as we call it) with our version of a cold crop.  Although most of you will be laughing shortly (and that's ok) we are proud of our humble beginning of a raised garden.  We did not wait until we are able to put in the real thing since we could still be learning at smaller level. And learn we have.
We started with a few various plants in the yard where you see the ladders.  Now what respectable chicken is going to let that pass, none of ours.  It did not last a week.  After a little thought we decided to put the garden in the chicken run since the chickens never stay in it. And we are not going there.
So the garden did not go in until the middle of June, second mistake.  I'll leave off the mistakes there.

Our peppers did best of all, we have got 37 peppers off of these two plants so far and it is still full of new ones.

Our tomatoes did pretty good, got to can a few jars of salsa.  And still getting table tomatoes.

these are our pole beans.  I found I don't care much for them.

and our bush beans were delicious,  but as you can see the beetles were just starting to arrive and in the end they won this year.  I'll be armed and dangerous next year.  

The potatoes did alright but next year I'll use better dirt and start lower in the pot.  These are pretty large pots, but I'll be looking for larger ones in yardsales. 

Now here is our cold crop, please keep it to a chuckle.
Yes, our raised garden are in swimming pools on skids.
but it was inexpensive and it worked.
This will produce plenty of kale for the two of us.  

Some kind of worm is already chewing on the broccoli, but we are trying to stay on top of it this time.

I'm already looking at seed catalogues for next year. ;-)

You all enjoy your day,  until latter.


  1. I love homegrown fresh vegetables but have never had any luck growing anything in the south Florida sand! I'm hoping to try raise beds in a couple of years when I will have more time to learn the process.

    You had great success yours!

  2. Your garden looks geat, I wish I had a green thum.

  3. I didn't have a garden this year since I knew we'd be away for 3 weeks and I sure do miss it! I think you've done a wonderful job! Raised beds are the way to go here too. I've never tried to grow kale...yet. :) And my broccoli always bolts before we can harvest much. It is hard to beat home grown tomatoes! What are you planning for next year?