After years of telling myself to cut back, I’ve finally managed to plant a much smaller, much more “normal” sized garden. It’s amazingly simple to maintain, and I only have to move the sprinkler once per watering to cover all of my plants. I’d guess the whole plot is about 15 x 40.
This year I’m trying new types of cucumbers called “Munchers”. There are extremely crisp, and if enough grow they will make great pickles.
With all of the time I’ve saving with a smaller garden, I’ve managed to plant 32 blue-berry bushes in the yard next to the garden. I got them at a bargain basement price from my brother since he thought they had all died. At the time I thought I might get lucky and be able to save 5 or so; but they all surprised me after a few weeks in the greenhouse.
I’ve even saved enough time not sweating in the garden to put down this nice laminate flooring. I guess I’ve finally learned that there is no point toiling endlessly growing hundreds of tomatoes for people who aren’t thankful when they consume the efforts of my work. I’m spending more time working on things to make my life rewarding, rather then providing a free ride for someone else.
But I should be more forthcoming. I still plowed under two long rows in the old garden, and planted over a hundred tomato plants. I’ve spaced the rows far enough apart to easily mow between them. Why ? I don’t know. I guess there are still enough people who are thankful to make the work rewarding.