Fire Mountain Garden Exchange


Last Season’s Crop by Editor
May 9, 2011, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized, Vegetables

I’m a newbian as far as gardening goes. When we decided to plant our garden, I knew my green thumb consisted only of keeping succulents and cactus alive, which means zero to very little maintenance. But we had this completely useless side yard that only produced junk piles, so, we had to do something!

Right out of the gate I planted Basil, mint, squash, cucumbers and corn.

Of course the squash, mint, and basil did fantastic!

But the corn- well, apparently you need a lot of room and lots of plants to make corn grow.

Here’s a nice web site about the perils of corn growing (having grown up in Indiana, you’d think I would have known some of this, right?).

Anyway, we had a lot of great pesto with the basil and lots of yummy yellow squash in just about everything.

One side note- including my 4 year old son on the planting, watering and picking  made him excited to eat some of the veggies! Reminding him it’s the squash he grew in our very own garden prompted at least a extra tiny niblle – always a bonus.

Oh- I also realized that the cucumber and corn seeds I used were from 1982 or some ridiculous year, so always check the package or get new fresh seeds. Either way, it looked productive, but what a waste of space.

Learning curve in effect.

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