With the our inability to keep up with the big garden last year, the kids and I decided to focus on our 12x6 raised Square Foot Garden this season. It's much more manageable for us, but with the rewards of growing fresh veggies. (Our big garden is productively growing weeds on its own...)
What's Square Foot Gardening? Here's the creator, Mel Bartholomew, explaining SFG in a You Tube video:
We decided to grow:
Boston Pickling Cucumbers
Fortex Pole Beans
Tom Thumb Peas
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
Red and Blue Adirondack Potatoes
AsparagusPinetree Garden Seeds & Accessories, a local Maine company that has non-GMO and heirlooms. We think it's pretty neat to get seeds from plants that originated in the late 1800s or early 1900s. (History lesson there!)
I'm excited that the sugar pumpkins are off to a GREAT start. I hope it means pumpkins to roast and puree in the fall for breads, muffins, and pancakes! It didn't take us long to go through the baggies of puree from the freezer last fall.
The pole beans are growing wild and crazy.
Did you plant a patch this season?