Photo Clips of the Garden

Here are some clips of the garden and green house from the summer.  The 60 days with out frost in Eastern Idaho was a successful and huge learning season for me.  It snowed until June this year and again in early September, there was only about 60 days without frost!!! I lost a lot of my plants early in the upper garden due to a frost when I was out of town, including my sunflowers, bush and pole beans, and squash.  The “Poor Man’s Green House” held onto the end.  My squash in the green house died, but some of the greens and herbs are still alive!  It’s that time of year when it’s time to put the garden to bed for the winter.  Seeing as its my first year putting the garden to bed I treated it similar to my cooking experiments.  I looked up articles online, and came up with my own variation that made sense or sounded good in my head!  I’ve spent the last couple of days cutting plants, and picking the leaves that are still left and salvageable, the carrots are still in the ground, but I pulled everything else up, including other root vegetables.  It was a lot of work making a large garden and small green house for my first year of full blown organic gardening.  Every minute was worth the hard work, rewarding and fulfilling.  I learned so much:  companion planting; to how to lay out my garden; what plants work in colder climates and which ones don’t; the amount of sun and areas on my land that worked and didn’t work; and most of all improvements I will be making for next season!

Plants that worked well:

Kohlrabi, Kale, Flowering Kale, Red Russian Kale, Spinach, Red Cabbage, Sunflowers, Parsley, Rosemary, Radish, Onions

Plants that did OK, but need work:

Tomato (high maintenance), Basil, Pepper, Eggplant, Carrot, Beets, pole and bush beans

Plants that didn’t work:

Squash and 45 day cabbage


Flowering Kale


Kohlrabi


Radish


Tomato Plant


Home organically grown food for a BBQ :)


Squash and Greens growing in the green house!!!



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