A victory in the garden, no matter the size, is still a win!

One thing I’ve noticed in my first year of growing produce is that it is incredibly easy to get caught up in the failures.  My corn didn’t work, my squash was attacked prematurely, broccoli was eaten by cabbage worms, the weeds grow faster than I can pull…the lists go on and on.  I know on the blog I am mostly positive, but I think we all have moments of letting ourselves feel defeated.  Sometimes it feels overwhelming and you can’t help but think “Why did I think I could do this?”.  So today I want to take a step back and help remind myself of things I have accomplished this year so far.

Garden Jewels

Jewels from the garden. Red beets, chioggia beets, rainbow carrots and parsnips prepped for roasting.

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Our Garden Concepts (pt. 2)

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I hope by now, whether you are a new gardener or a seasoned one looking to shake up their garden, that you have looked further into Square Foot Gardening.  I seriously can not stress how happy I am with our decision to give it a go.  It really has allowed us to grow a nice amount here in our first year.  But it wasn’t the only gardening short cut we used to get us growing.

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Our Garden Concepts (pt.1)

Lets start with a few questions:

  • Have you failed at growing produce in the past?
  • Do you have limited space for your garden?
  • Have you been taught that gardening is super labor intensive and thusly decided not to try?
  • Do you want to grow lots of produce in a small space?
  • Are you planning on gardening with children?
  • Do you want to grow even more produce in the space you already have?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then you have come to the right post!   Continue reading