Hi guys… there area few scattered gardening groups, but none of them have had any activity in quite some time. I would love to talk gardening… this was my first year doing it alone, and praise be I have derived a tremendous amount of satisfaction from it! I don’t know a thing about ornamentals… I just grow edible things.
What are your experiences, tips, triumphs, and failures? What varieties do you like? I personally grow heirloom varieties of pretty much everything.
I’ll share an example…
I had planted 2 varieties of heirloom corn, and was pretty excited to see that they were thriving, even in raised beds. Then a hailstorm came unexpectedly, and knocked every single 4 ft stalk down In addition to losing all of the corn, the flattened stalks smashed, and subsequently killed all of my broccoli that was growing next door.
God did not bless me with a green thumb, but he has given me the motivation and work ethic to have a pretty productive first year I have 8 types of tomato, 3 types of eggplant, 3 varieties of pepper, and 4 varieties of carrot (none of which are orange!). There are more to come, and were more goodies out there, but some things have already died down in the extreme heat. This has been so much fun, I’m just dying to talk about it.