Saturday, September 24, 2011
Living Large - Gardening Small
I grew as much as I could handle this year. We enjoyed several meals of green beans and froze some. We had a couple of meals of broccoli but probably could have planted fewer plants and still had the same number of meals - they were planted a little too close together. I had twice as many tomato plants as I needed as a result of a kind gift from my sister-in-law who had more than she needed. I think the crowding there also reduced the production of the original plants I put in. I enjoyed the beets tremendously but they were strictly for me. I wanted to put zucchini in but it's wandering habit would have choked everything else out and I would have had nothing but squash to show for my labor (as minimal as it was). Then along came Renee's Garden seeds with a container variety of zucchini. It appears they pretty much stay in the pot and stay small (just the way I like to cook with them!) I got so excited, I've already ordered seeds for next year!