So i have been a vegetarian for a few months now and have just become vegan and feel great. A little tired but thats probably more about work and maybe a little detox. Anyway its winter here so i am dreaming of spring and thought what better way to celebrate spring than with my own little veggie garden. In Australia organic fruit and veg is sooo expensive and we dont have growers markets like in the US. I have done my best to buy as much organic as possible. But i thought what better way to get yummy organic fruit and veggies than to grow my own and just top up those i cant grow from the organic fruit stores.
I keep looking out my window and the little gardens keep making me smile. Lol even though it is dark and yuk outside!
Good luck with that. Last year I grew a lot but this year I've been so busy with work, family and growing my business I didn't get round to it, however, we have a great Pick Your Own close to where we live plus get a veg box delivered once a week.
I'm growing my first garden this year and, you're right, looking out the window and seeing it grow is smile-inducing. I love it.
It's been a lot of work, but so far worth it. Even if I don't get a single veggie to grow (not the case, as some are starting to form), just the piece of mind it brings being outside working on it is wonderful.
I grew a smaller version last year, just some strawberries, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and english spinach and they grew wonderfully but no where near enough to provide enough to live on.
Your garden sounds great and if i could give you one word of advice it would be that it seems like forever for them to start growing and sometimes it feels like its never going to happen and then all of a sudden they start producing and you have so much that you can give it away to friends and family and still have plenty.
That's exactly what I would love to do, if I have enough to spare. I don't know the exact size of my garden, but I would guess it's 50 x 10 feet.
I had lots of stuff going at first, but the weeds got the best of some (the bunnies did too, until I put up a fence). I have ended up with corn, cucumbers, pumpkins, two kinds of tomatoes, carrots, spinach, and sweet basil. I might be seeing some green beans too.
Not nearly as much as I started with, but this was my first time (other than growing some tomatoes and herbs in pots before), so I'm hoping future experience will help.
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