After having dreamt of a garden for years I still quite can’t believe we have one now. And that we have a garden with enough space to grow pretty much whatever we want! So lucky. I want to document our first gardening season, so I took some photos of our accomplishments (with my new camera of course.)
This first summer has been a learning curve for us when it comes to cultivating stuff – and I’m sure next summer (and the summer after that, and so on) we will continue gathering information. It is fascinating to watch something grow from a tiny seed into a fruit-yielding plant! Especially when you have planted that seed and been there throughout the growing process – not that different from growing a baby I guess 🙂
We bought a small greenhouse at the beginning of summer, and it has made growing tomatoes a lot easier. Herbs seem to love it there too. We are also lucky to have a garden that gets sun pretty much all day – which I think is one of the reasons why we’ve been so successful this first season! Another reason must be regular watering. Matthew got bored after a couple of weeks, so it’s basically been me whose done the watering every day…
There has been failures too, don’t get me wrong. The chard, pepper and cucumber we sowed never made it past the seedling stage. The big strawberry-plant I got and planted a lot of seedlings from turned out to not be very sweet at all. Plus a lot of the strawberries just got mouldy. Might be because I had them in the greenhouse and it was quite wet and humid in July. Either way, I know now to make sure I get a nice variety of strawberry.
Below you’ll find some snaps from our garden!
It is so cool to eat stuff you’ve grown yourself! Already look forward to next summer and all the things I’m going to plant.