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Gardening Mistakes and Lessons Learned

Posted By Smockity Frocks On June 8, 2011 @ 12:26 am In Frugal Gardening 101 | 14 Comments

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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.

  • Plant earlier.

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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