Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

first year transformation

Looking back at pictures from a year ago I am amazed at the transformation of this 5,000 sq ft lot.
The second round of snap peas are taking off
Acorn Squash, peter pan squash, yellow crook neck, and of course black beauty zucchini. . .
Lemon cucumber and straight eight cucumber. . .
Asian eggplant
MORE cucumber for cucumber sandwiches, tomatoes (25 plants in all) kohlrabi, carrots, sage, basil and salad greens - Everbearing strawberries . . . and 3 blueberry bushes -
I have not worked a vegetable garden before so this has been a big learning year - overall I am very pleased, not to say that I won't be changing this and that next year - but lots of salad, stir frys and snacking in the garden -