This is my first year growing a garden. My wife and I have a flower garden and I decided to grow something I could eat instead of look at this year. I have years experience growing a garden in helping my grandparents on both sides of my family. It was just a way of life and survival back then. I remember a lot about it so I am putting that experience to good use this year. If you don’t use it you lose it… I guess kinda thing.
I have panted butter beans, okra, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and carrots. All but the tomatoes are from seed in starter cups. My wife Beckie has a nice flower garden also. I am fortunate to have some very rich soil. This is located in my backyard right in the middle of town. I mean right in the middle … I am a rock throws from the only red light in town, in the whole county for that matter. In a county with 400+ square miles we have only one red light. Life is a far cry different from that of the big city of Memphis where I lived for nearly twenty years. This life is much better here.
I am about 80% finished with the vegetable garden and Beckie is never finished with the flower garden. In the pic above you can see the blue tarp laid down to kill the grass. Tilling green grass is a chore if you have never tried it. I am going to add a few more rows of okra then I’ll be finished with the planting. I should have tomatoes around the 4th of July which around here is something to brag about. I have another friend that I am helping with watermelons and cantaloupes too. We have about 100 “hills” of each and another 300 or so tomato plants. I am hoping to be over run with squash because I have about 18 “hills” of it growing with three plants per hill. Now I just need to wait till harvest time and take a hind 1/4 out of the freezer and have a feast!
I will be keeping updates of the garden here. Updates