It’s been learning by trial and error and every year we seem to learn a little bit more. Last year we mostly had success, but our new addition, watermelon, did arguably the best. This year brings our biggest garden yet, with a several new additions to try. I am incredibly excited to see what comes to fruition.
We’ve swapped out my traditional petunias for snap dragons in the front flower bed. But the vegetables and fruit are where it’s at. I’m most excited to see how things turn out with our peanuts – a first for us! Truthfully, when we saw the peanut seedling at our favorite nursery, we looked at each other in surprise. We didn’t even know how peanuts grew! Were they a bush? For the record, they are apparently a rooting plant that remind me of potatoes. I can’t wait to see how they do. I’m also excited for the potatoes because we’ve struggled with over compacted soil in the past, which have caused the potatoes to not perform. This year we’re growing them in cloth grocery store bags with soil and hay. The bags & hay will allow them to breathe, keeping it from becoming over compacted. And hey, (hay! Ha!) maybe we’ve found a new use for our overabundance of cloth bags. I’ll keep everyone posted on how the garden does.
2016 Plant List
Vegetables & Fruit
Apple tree (1)
Beans (12) Kentucky Pole Beans
Lettuce (4) Romaine
Peanuts (1) NEW!
Peach tree (1)
Peppers: (6) Bell Pepper, Banana Peppers, Serrano
Strawberries (6) Albion
Tomatoes: (4) Beefsteak, Cherry, Early Girl, Roma
Mint (2) Chocolate Mint, Peppermint
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