“A Normal Garden”

Normal Garden

Normal Garden

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.

Muncher - Cucumbers

Muncher - Cucumbers

This year I’m trying new types of cucumbers called “Munchers”. There are extremely crisp, and if enough grow they will make great pickles.

BlueBerries

BlueBerries

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.

New Flooring

New Flooring

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.

 

 

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2 responses to “A Normal Garden”


  1. Sheri

    I have a friend “Chicken John” and he has acreage that he has been developing for several years. He plants and grows the most wonderful organic vegetables, but chooses to eat at the local bowling alley and giving all the veggies away! He hates to cook and does not have the patience to learn home canning. I love it when he pulls up to my house and carries in a box. It’s like ‘Canning Christmas!”. My backyard is all in garden and sometimes I grow more than what I can use or preserve, especially Zucchini. I share with my elderly neighbors and some of them have friends who can’t get out to do shopping so I give more for them to enjoy. Your floors look great and laminate holds up to dog claws but be aware that laminate does not get warm like wood. Wear warm socks and slippers.

    • itfarmer

      Hi Sheri;

      Chicken John sounds like quite the guy, but he is surely missing out on the health benefits of his freshly grown produce ! Thanks for commenting, and happy growing.

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