Summer Vegetable Garden Lessons
February 19, 2013
In early December I attempted to prepare my vegetable garden for a five week absence. I wanted to do everything I could to ensure that I came home to a vegetable garden with living and producing plants. You can read about the preparation I did in the garden prior to our holiday here.
This is my garden before I left on holidays:
This is my garden yesterday:
(Photo taken from the opposite direction but of the same space)
As you can see, my garden is alive and producing. I have a fabulous supply of zucchini, herbs, chilli and tomatoes. The corn is almost ready and the eggplants and pumpkins are maturing well.
The primary reason for this I attribute to the three wonderful mum’s from my mother group who managed to water my garden in between their own busy schedules over the Christmas period.
I learnt, or confirmed, from my period away from the garden:
I did not maintain a regular planting schedule due to our holiday and as a result, do not have my usual Summer abundance of salad greens. There are also many gaps that I would have otherwise filled.
This is what I am doing in my vegetable garden now:
Have you left your garden for an extended period? How did it fare?
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