Gardening is very therapeutic for me. I love the feel of the sun, the smell of the earth, and the sound of the wind gently blowing through the trees.
We all work together, although this year, I had Isaac pulling out shrub roots, digging holes for new shrubs and planting them in a smaller garden. Becca helped him weed that area.
Have you ever heard of companion planting? "Carrots Love Tomatoes" is a must-read, but here is a list I compiled to help me remember what to plant next to what at a glance.
green beans corn
summer savory pumpkin
We also plant by the fertile signs of the moon when possible. The fertile signs are Cancer, the breast; Scorpio, the lions; and Pisces, the feet. This is the website I use to find out the best days to plant. http://www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/
This year we planted:
We also have raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and rhubarb.
A friend of ours is a farmer and since we can't possibly fit anything more into our garden, he lets us grow the following in one of his fields:
This was last year's corn patch. Numerous families worked together to plant, weed, pick and freeze this corn. This year it will just be our family.
Do you enjoy gardening?