Spring means a lot of things: a panic to get back in shape, allergy attacks, outdoor adventures... but it also means fresh produce! Woot woot! This will be the second year for Rion and my garden. Last year we tilled up a 20x8 foot plot...by hand. It was terrible. And it took about 2 weeks. This time around it took about a half an hour! Hooray to good soil.
This is what our garden looked like before we loved on it. Over the winter we had covered it up with hay and newspaper to keep the soil in good condition. About 2 weeks ago, we uncovered it and let it breathe.
Post-love garden. Awe.some.
We had tried some transplants last year and they didn't really work out that well, so we decided to plant straight from seeds. We planted: corn, beans, squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, hot peppers, strawberries, peanuts, okra, tomatoes, cilantro, and basil.
From the picture up there you can see we planted the corns, beans, and squash in a circle together- this is called the Three Sisters method. It is the way many Native Americans grew these staple crops because the beans could climb up the corn as well as provide shade for the squash. Win win. I think they knew what they were doing.
Rion also made a hop trellis for his hops that he planted. Can you say freshly-hopped beers? Yum.
I'll keep you updated on our goodies as they grow!