The Vegetable Garden

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Hello and welcome to my vegetable garden. A vegetable garden is a good way to save money, eat healthy and organic. I grow and preserve a lot of our food. I freeze and jar many of the vegetables to consume in the winter. You don’t need a lot of space to grow food. Pots and containers are great ways to grow all kinds of vegetables. My garden has changed over the years. It started out with a few raised beds and a couple of pots. Over the course of 6 years it grew to nine raised beds and a rain water barrel. I think that’s where it will stay.

Here are some pictures of how it started and where it is currently.

 

The vegetable garden first started out as a bunch of pots. Then grew into a few raised bed and a some pots.

 

From there it grew to three beds and pots.

 

The Current Garden:

Consists of nine beds, some containers and a rain water barrel.

Pictures of the current garden in spring.

 

Pictures of the current state of the garden in the summer.

 

I grow just about a little of everything. This garden produces tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, garlic, pumpkins, zucchini, lettuce, radishes, beans and peas. I also grow herbs like basil, thyme, mint, chives, oregano, parsley and sage.

If you are looking to start a vegetable garden try growing your vegetables in raised beds. Here are some advantages of raised gardening.

  • Allows more control over the location of the garden
  • The ability to choose the best soil
  • More efficient draining
  • Easier on backs and knees due to less bending
  • Easier to keep out weeds
  • The soil warms up earlier in a raised bed, so you can plant earlier and extend your growing season
  • Keeps out pests

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Here are pictures of some of the vegetables produced from the garden:

 

Rain Water Barrel

Rain Water Barrel

This is my rain water barrel. It has a electric pump in it attached to a garden hose. I pay for town water so it also helps out on the water bill during the summer months.

As you can see, you can grow a lot of food with limited space. It just takes some planning and a little know how.

Check out my recommendations page for gardening products I recommend.

 

Here are some of my posts on how to grow your own food.

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2 Comments

  1. Wow! Your garden looks incredible. You have quite a variety of vegetables and herbs. I don’t have much space, but you have inspired me to try to grow some vegetables in a few containers. Thanks!

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