From start… to finish...
|Seedlings Feb. 2022|
|Harvest July 27, 2022|
FUN had a fantastic year,
harvesting 1242 pounds of produce in Bee Happy Garden, almost 3 gallons of
honey from our apiary, and 293 pounds of food by our wonderful gardeners at
We started our seedlings
in February, placing our first transplants in the ground in early spring with a
few beds of kale, spinach and peas. In May, we planted the tender summer seedlings
- 4 varieties of tomatoes, 7 varieties of peppers, 5 varieties of squash, cucumbers, tomatillos, sweet potato slips, and sowed seeds for green beans. We added more herbs – cilantro,
Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, parsley, rosemary, mint and peppermint.
We ended the year with a prolific planting in September, harvesting mustard
greens, kale, collards, broccoli, Swiss chard, and turnips until the first week
|Mini Jack Pumpkins|
Some things went well –
our fall crops were phenomenal. Some things were a challenge – there were some
very well-fed voles as they enjoyed our sweet potatoes, Baby Butternuts and Mini Jack pumpkins. You learn something new every season, make the best of
it, and plan for the next year.
That’s what we are doing
right now, planning for our next season. May your new year be bountiful, may
you continue to grow, and may you always have FUN!