In 2016 I began my food gardening adventure. I’d grown flowers and herbs for many years but just never got around to growing food. I started out humbly with just a few small raised boxes where I grew tomatoes and cucumbers. Along the way I started to learn about permaculture and am moving towards adding more perennial veggies/food plants. Change won’t happen overnight but I’m working to incorporate permaculture principles as I go along. I do try to stay organic as well. There is so much to learn and do…..
Prior to 2018 I’ve added:
- 2 Hardy Kiwi on an arbor
- 1 peach tree, 1 apple and 2 plum but only the peach survived
- 2 Asian pear last fall
- 2 small hazelnuts in spring of 2017 but 1 died
- 2 large hazelnuts in fall of 2018
- Asparagus bed – some in 2016 and added to fill in in 2017
- Garlic in fall of 2017
- Thyme, sage, oregano
- 2 blueberry bushes in 2016
- 10 blueberry bushes in fall of 2017
- 108 lavender plants
- about a pound of sunchokes
- 100 tulip & daffodil bulbs (to sell as cut flowers)
- 1 Schizandra about 6 years ago
- 2 grape vines, 1 about 5 years ago and 1 spring of 2017
- 1 goji berry in spring 2017
- 1 echinacea
- 2 elderberry bushes in 2016
- Some early spring flowering bulbs for early bees
- Bee Balm
- 2 Lavender plants in 2017
- 50 saffron crocuses in fall of 2017.
- Lemon balm
- Fig – planted one, mice at the bark in winter, planted another, it’s under snow now but I wrapped the branches and trunk. We’ll see….
My husband has his own little plot and grows our potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, pickling cucumbers and chives.