|This is the only shot I got of the garden before the card needed reformatting. And since the wedding photos are on it, I couldn't reformat right now, or I would wipe them all out !|
I couldn't figure out why I had so much trepidation about this garden all Winter long, and it finally hit me today.....I've never made a garden big enough to need walking rows ! Before it was always a patch with a fence on one side for climbing things, and reaching distance on the other side.........maybe 4 ft x 12 to 15 ft.
This plot measures 21 feet x 21 feet ! With hubby's supervision, direction, moral support and encouragement, I tilled, loosened soil for rows, made a plan, purchased plants, planted plants and seeds, erected tomato cages (one of THE most difficult jobs of the entire DAY), and made hills for planting the cukes and squash. IT IS DONE.
I have one small section that I may fill with potato eyes if I can get it dug a little bit deeper. And I have most of 2 rows still open for anything that I might want to add later.
I wound up with 8 tomatoes, an entire row of Okra, 6 hills of cucumbers, 6 hills of yellow squash, 4 bell peppers, and 4 banana peppers.
Now comes the concern about deer eating everything I've put into the ground ! I have no fencing or any other deterrent. I am praying.
In other news, my niece, Mandy, Allyssia's mommy, got married yesterday evening. I hope they live well and happily together and for Christ.