How does your garden grow?

The wife & I have had a garden in our yard since we bought our first house.

It was much smaller then compared to it’s size now. We had cukes, a rhubarb plant, some tomatoes and tried a few other things. Peppers, asparagus, brussels sprouts…(I still can’t believe it’s ‘brussels’ and not ‘brussel’).

Had a bit of luck with the peppers and some really good production from the brussels, but when we moved to our new house, we had a MUCH bigger area to turn into a small garden.

And foolishly, we planted too damn early last year. We lost several plants because we planted in early May and had a late season frost that took a few things. The cukes still came through for us, and we had a bit of success with our acorn squash. The sunflowers were great, but they didn’t stand upright very well….bent over most of the time.

We even planted a few stalks of corn, but the squirrels got to them really quick.

I’m hoping we’ll have some more success this year with our garden. Definitely looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

A recent poll found out that 15% of Americans who currently have a garden started it during the pandemic! I think it’s cool that people are learning to be a bit more self-sufficient when it comes to food.

The top ten fruits & veggies we planted this year are:

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Cukes
  3. Peppers
  4. Lettuce
  5. Green beans
  6. Zucchini
  7. Carrots
  8. Squash
  9. Strawberries
  10. Potatoes

I know we’ll be putting ‘maters in the ground this weekend, cukes as well. But we’re definitely NOT doing any lettuce or potatoes. Might stick a few zucchini plants out there along with some squash.

What are you sticking in your garden this year?

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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