In years past, we have planted a much larger garden. This year we planted oats in our former garden to give the land (and me) a rest. We are calling it our “transitional year” and are planting in boxes. There are only three of us, after all.
Just as a FYI — I AM NOT a gardener. I love to reap the rewards from gardens, but have never had any sort of green thumb AT ALL. I still find it funny that the gardening is my job — Xandy did grow the broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and (most of) the tomato seedlings this year, however.
The site of our former garden. It served the Browns well for the past 10 years or so, but obviously it was time to let it lie fallow for a while.
The first of our three boxes. I LOVE working in the boxes. The broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage (with one artichoke thrown in) are doing well.
Here are the tomatoes and hot peppers. You may notice that a few of the tomato plants are not doing as well as the others. That is due to a critter that sheared the top off from some of our plants. Thanks to Snake Root Farm at the Waterville Farmers Market for the 6-pack of Moskavich!
Our final box has a lot of different veggies. Some that are taking hold and some that need to be replanted. Man, do I need work at this gardening thing!
If all goes well our “transitional” type of gardening may become more permanent. We still have room for a few more boxes!