I’ve been gardening since 2006, but I still have an awful lot to learn. Last year I planted my garden in a bad spot – too shady and over black walnut tree roots. My garden did not grow very well and I chose a new spot for this year’s garden.
But even though I knew I wouldn’t be gardening at the old spot last year, I didn’t clear it out after the growing season was over. I wanted to see what would happen – would anything grow back?
Here are some of the things I found out there this week:
Baby lettuce! It’s much bigger than the lettuce in my gutter garden. I let the last bit of lettuce go to seed last year, and I wasn’t too surprised to find this growing. I’ve been waiting…
Carrots! I found them in the weeds. My daughter planted ‘em last year. I’ve never had good luck growing carrots. These are the biggest carrots I’ve ever found. And they’re still pretty small and pathetic, eh?
She was all tired out from helping me install two pea trellises. I love her shirt: Live, Love, Farm. Sounds a bit like my blog name. Looks like I either need to cut her bangs, or start fixing her hair, eh?
I’m most curious about the Brussel sprouts. Any experienced gardeners out there know anything about them? And the over-wintered carrots. Have I never harvested carrots before because I pick them too soon? Does anyone have a clue?