Just thinking I can't be the only one who has a garden? Have a nice 16'x16' raised bed in my backyard. Hauled in topsoil many years ago and it's still rockin really good. This year I tried something new. I laid down black weed barrier over the entire garden after I tilled it up. I cut holes in it to plant my plants. So far it's working great. Just a few weeds in the exposed spots. My only worry is that the black weed barrier will roast my plants when it warms up. Thinking of putting some mulch under the plants to help with that.
Never grown a garden by myself before so this is all an experiment. I'm not really a fan of tomatoes but my entire family loves them and I plan to make a bunch of salsa and can it. I wanted to grow things I will actually use.
Snow and snap peas, about 100 leaf lettuce plants, cabbage, hops (for brewing beer), a separate herb garden, carrots, beets, spinach, Bok Choi, cauliflower, kale, Swiss chard, 4 types of zucchini (12 plants), some other stuff I cant think of - AND 8 chickens, three of which are going to Freezer Camp this weekend.
Growing tomatos, cucumbers, and many other things are difficult where I live - too wet and cold all summer.
it has just dried enough where i live to till. lots of farmers have lost the corn crop because of all the rain and flooding, now its dry enough to replant they're all going with soybeans. The cost of corn will definetely be high here.We usually have a "picking" garden, lots of cherry and grape tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, beans and green peppers, just go out there with some water and a salt shaker and pick and eat, never usually makes it to the canning process like the blacberrys and stuff. its nice to know EXACTLY what ur eating.
not right now, in the process of downsizing my home and getting something smaller with a decent lot so I can put a decent sized greenhouse in the back. when I lived in PA back the day the old man had a garden that was about 1/2 acre, we didn't buy shit for vegetables at the store except for fruit.
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