WOW! The cooler temperatures are gone and my gardens are growing like weeds! Oh... the weeds are also growing in the garden, but so far I've been able to keep up with most of the weeding. Check out these pictures from before and after a two week trip I just returned from. Can't believe how much things grew during my absence. Scroll on down to find out what all is growing on the farm.
What's growing on the farm?
On the arch gardens, we have several varieties of heirloom squash, watermelon, pumpkins and gourds growing with a few marigolds and nasturtium mixed in for insect control. Inside the arch gardens we have a variety of heirloom tomatoes. One will also find a few hay bales in one of the arches growing a mix of lettuce and carrots. It will be interesting to see how the carrots grow in the bales! During my time away from the farm, the swiss chard growing in one bale did not make it. Down he side on one garden you can see the okra off to a good start.
We have additional hay bales growing rhubarb, collards, yellow squash and both green and gold zucchini. I can't wait to try the gold zucchini!
The raised beds contain a variety of herbs, beets, kale, broccoli and various other veggies.
This year we started a small blueberry patch. So far it looks like we will have a few berries to harvest and sell at our Farm-To-You events. The blackberry patch we started last year, and greatly expanded this year, is off to a great start. We are not expecting to harvest many berries this year. Our hope is to have a large harvest in the next couple of years.
Whenever possible, we grow heirloom and/or organic varieties of vegetables. Our goal is to totally avoid GMO varieties.
We are a small farm with several small gardens that produce an abundance of foods. If you would like to learn how to grow a lot of food in a very small space, check out our workshops!
A Mattingly - Owner and operator of Our Little Barnyard. Can't believe it's been over twenty years since I started living the farm dream! What an amazing and challenging journey it has been!
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