I just rototilled up my garden plot a couple days ago, while dumping most of my compost in it. It is really only a "victory garden", as It's only about 10x12 feet in my backyard flat ground away from any trees (a lot of sunlight). I had a lift-top lid cooler full of compost outside from last year that I have added banna peels, coffee grinds, leaves and a lot of decomposed vegetables from the garden that I didn't use. It was so black and moist when I added it to the plot to be tilled in. I am in zone 7 and have started a few seeds indoors so I am ready for sure.
I planted a garden last year for the first time. I grew Blue Corn, 3 different types (Roma-Rutger-Brandywine) of Tomatoes, Yellow Squash, String Beans, Okra and three different types (Jalapeno- Cheyene-Habenero) of Hot Pepper. At the front of the garden I had Spearmint, Chamomile and Tobacco. Everything grew robust except for the squash which got ate up by millions of stink bugs (neighbors did too, which is probably where I got them). The vegetables I didn't eat I canned in mason jars in PC. I canned a lot of tomatoes and hot pepers with vinegar (pickled peppers). Mmmm.
A lot of the seeds I ordered from horizonseeds (they are by far the the cheapest for quantity, plus USDA Organic), but some I got from a gardener friend of mine and a few tomatoes seedlings from a local greenhouse. My friend has inherited his garden from his grandfather and has been planting in it since he passed. So I have learned a lot about vegetable gardening from him and how to use all organic. Most of my neighbors have vegetable gardens as well.
I'll defintely put some pics up when I get my camera.
Good Luck to all the gardeners and hope everyone has a bountiful crop!
Canned tomatoes, pickled peppers and pickles.
Just a few to show you here. Blue Corn (for seeds), dried hot peppers (taking seed and may powderize for chili powder), Okra (for seeds), Tobacco (Nicotiana Tabacum), string bean seeds, and St. Johns Wort.
These are some of the seeds I still have left from last year, will be ordering more soon hopefully.
Will post more pics when my garden starts growing. :rasta:
Edited by eastwood, 12 March 2009 - 06:02 AM.