We had a lot going on last year.
We had such big dreams and plans for the garden at the barn last year. We put a lot of work and money into getting that garden in the ground in the spring.
We ended up having to buy more plants than we expected because I wanted to fill the whole garden.
And honestly, it was pretty much a womp-womp time for us.
It’s 100 percent our faults. We were so busy that we didn’t spend
the necessary time any time weeding and watering and caring for the garden.
It was far too big to really maintain. Especially since we didn’t live there.
Bottom line – we got in over our heads.
Not a huge surprise. We do it all the time.
At the end of last fall, the garden looked something like this. You can barely spy the toddler hiding this all those weeds. (He loved the garden – slash – weeds.)
But, we actually did get a decent harvest of some produce –
- Cherry tomatoes
- Roma tomatoes
- Jalapeño peppers
- Green beans (SO MANY GREEN BEANS.)
We also should have had a great pumpkin crop, but they were almost all destroyed by bugs. We only ended up with one bloody squash. And the snap peas were abysmal.
We grew the green beans up the corn stalks. Which would have been great, except the beans overpowered most of the corn.
Except these pretty strawberry popcorn. Aren’t they so pretty?
As you may know, we have a lot going on in 2015 this year, too. We are getting ready to start building a house, after all. And while we still want to have a garden this year, we’re trying to be more practical.
So, we started fewer seeds (using the same system as last year).
And this year’s plan focuses on the following plants (and fewer of them):
- Snap peas
- Green beans
- Snap peas
Hopefully living in the barn will help us stay on top of keeping up the garden – weeding, watering and harvesting. Only time will tell.