Saturday, September 15, 2007
Fruits of Our Labor
Fall is approaching and I think our garden is done. We decided to attempt a garden this year. It went pretty well. We had a garden a few years ago, and realized very quickly that we have lots of deer. We didn't get much out of our garden that year. As a matter of fact - we didn't get much out of our garden this year either - due to deer. We must be slow learners.
We planted corn, peas, radishes, carrots, cukes, spinach and lettuce.
Corn - We planted the corn a little too late. It grew great, but it got too cold too fast. It only needs a week or two until it is ready, but it is too late. The stalks are dead.
Peas - We got about 7 peas out of two and a half rows. Deer.
Radishes - I don't know what went wrong with the radishes. They looked great from above the ground, but they wern't nice round radishes. They just looked like red roots. We did get to eat a few though, they were kind of round...
Carrots - We planted a row of carrots, but they didn't really come up. Just a few here and there. Out of the few that did come up, only one was big enough to eat. It was tasty. :)
Cukes - I love cucumbers. We were having a great crop of cukes, then the deer came back. It only took one night for the deer to ruin the whole crop. We did have two that we ate before the deer came. Yum.
Spinach - The spinach was great! We got to eat the whole crop and it was good.
Lettuce - The lettuce grew fine, but it looked kind of weird so we didn't eat it. It probably was good, but I wasn't willing to try it out.
So, out of our whole garden we got 7 peas, 2 cukes, one carrot, a few radishes and all of our spinach. Kind of pathetic that I can count our crop. Our raspberries didn't produce very many raspberries this year either. Oh well, there is always next year.