Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vegetable Gardening - learn as you grow

The things I have learned from my garden......

  • Tomatoes grow exponentially 
  • Six inch plants can grow to six feet plants rivaling the size of an arborvite
  • Space planning is a. necessary, b. critical, c. not negotiable d. All of the above
  • Once everything starts growing you are thankful that a couple of plants didn't make it 
  • Warm cherry tomatoes right off the vine are awesome 
  • Squirrels like tomatoes 
  • It is awesome to harvest lettuce each night for a dinner salad 
  • Cilantro and basil out of your garden are terrific
  • No matter how big your tomato cages are, they won't be big enough 
  • When buying plants definitely put half of the tomato plants back before checking out 
  • Beans are fun to grow  - grow more beans next year
  • Potatoes near tomatoes get lost
  • Apparently one dose of miracle grow is all that is needed 
  • Gardens can become jungles 
  • Gardens are fun


Catherine said...

Nothing like homegrown fruits and veggies!

Tracey said...

I'll definitely keep your tips in mind when we plant our first veggie garden next year. Up to this point, we've only just planted things in containers. Thanks for sharing! :-)