Oh the gardening season seems to go by so fast!
Here it is September and my husband and I are looking out the back window deciding if we should take the garden down this week or next.
The seasons. They come and they go. Let's have a look back on the Summer Gardening Season of 2015.
This was our first garden in our new home and we learned a lot this season. We also ate a lot and had a lot of fun sharing with friends and family.
We used the Square Foot Gardeningmethod this year and I think I really like it. My plan is to continue it next year and maybe have taller beds and plant a few other things.
I got a late start on my garden. In the past I usually start seeds indoors in early spring but this year I wasn't sure I was going to garden at all so at the last minute I bought a lot of plants and planted some seeds too late. Next year I want to be more organized about when I start my plants and, thank you to Melanie, she's made us a great printable to have a more organized garden.
Garden pests plagued me this year too so next year I need to be proactive and start that Neem oil business early on. I also need to replenish the garlic concentrate.
Here are some specifics on what happened in my garden this year.
Tomatoes: Start from seeds or order my plants from Territorial Seed Co.
Swiss Chard: Protect them better from pests
Zucchini: More! More!
Carrots: More! More!
Cantelope: I will try yet again to get at least one melon from my plant
Onions: I did not plant nearly enough and I did not do companion planting which was a mistake.
Herbs: This was a quiet hero in the garden. I've been drying them and using them in our meals. Quite delicious. Those that aren't perennials will definitely be coming back next year and I would also like to try cilantro.
Seed Saving for Next Year's Harvest
Another thing I didn't do quite right this year was seed saving. Did you know there is a right way to save tomato seeds? Next year (always next year) I plan to be a little more thoughtful in this arena.
This video was sent to my inbox a little too late but it's good information to know for next year.
And then finally I made you all some Vintage Seed Envelopes to save your seeds in because I know you're more organized about this than I am. Just printt them out (there are 4 total). Cut them out and then fold along the lines and tape or glue to make an envelope.
Don't forget to drop by Melanie's Garden at FinchnWren and link up your Gardening posts (below) with us this September!
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