You’ve heard me go on and on about the chickens, chicks, eggs and everything feathered and cheeping. This is a ‘chicken blog’ after all. But I’ve spent very little time talking about the experimental garden we planted this year.
I think I made one post earlier here… or it might have been on Instagram.
Anyway… my DH built me two garden plots out of old railroad ties and filled in with top soil. I wanted something a little taller, so I wouldn’t have to bend as much to weed and stuff but the whole concept of a raised garden is lost on him in someways. This was close to what I wanted, though.
We planted green bean bushes and carrots in one plot and then an experimental plot with things my children like to eat – Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, celery, potatoes and sweet potatoes.
The summer has been so-so. Not enough rain and too many hot days. The celery is iffy and only one broccoli is doing anything worth talking about. The cabbage and Brussels sprouts are flourishing, though, as are the green beans.
The carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes are all on a wait-and-see basis. I’ll let you know how they turn out – if they turn out – when the time comes.