We have been talking this week about the lessons we have learned from our gardening mistakes this year.
This is why:
That is our harvest this week, besides a handful of beans the kids ate up while standing in the garden. (Okay, I ate a few too!)
To give you some perspective, that small purple potato is about the size of a golf ball.
I’m sure there will be more mistakes and more learning, but here are the things we hope to do differently next year.
Use plenty of compost and fertilizer in the soil before planting.
I now understand the importance of enriching the soil for better outcome!
Plant more of each item.
Since we are a family of 10, I should have planted an entire raised bed with only beans. That would have given us enough beans for a meal every few days, instead of only a handful each week.
Some friends are sharing their abundant harvest with us and have told us that they started their garden earlier than we did, and used a special frost cloth to protect the plants from freezing.
Have you made any gardening mistakes this year?
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Other posts in this series
- Frugal Gardening 101: The Busy Mom's Guide
- Garden Photos
- Making Simple Trellises From Sticks
- The Three Sister's Gardening Method
- How Does Your Garden Grow?
- Garden Produce
- The Three Sisters Planting Method
- Gardening Mistakes and Lessons Learned
- Rabbit Droppings as Garden Fertilizer
- The Importance of Compost in Gardening
- Comparing Garden Produce
- WE HAVE PRODUCE!!!
- Watermelons and Okra Abound!
- The State of the Garden
- We Love Watermelon!