I can’t believe I have forgotten to post about my garden this year. I am fully embracing the victory garden life this year. Mentally changing my gardening experience to embrace the idea of victory gardening has changed my perspective. Growing food as a hobby is one thing. Growing food to survive and as a necessity is another.
Here are a few snapshots of what my garden has grown into this year.
What I am growing so far includes:
- Red Onions
- Lemon Balm
- Red Raspberries
- Sour Cherries
- Yellow Squash
- Green Onions
- Green Beans
- Dry Beans
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Lunchbox Sweet Peppers
- Roma Tomatoes
- Purple Cherokee Tomatoes
- Butternut Squash
- I am foraging black raspberries, wild ramps, wild garlic, and dandelions
I still have time to get some other things in the ground like beets, and carrots. I hope to use some season extenders as well to grow into December.
Another mission I have in regards to my growing food this year is to document how many pounds I harvest. I am trying to prove to the naysayers that say growing your own food is too expensive for what you get out of it and too much hassle when you can just go to the store and buy it. Yeah that’s a bunch of bullshit in my opinion. I intend to prove my point by the end of the season.
Total harvested so far this season since starting to document it May 26th is 417.1 oz. which is 26.06 lbs of food. These foods include: Lettuce, Lemon Balm, Peas, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Black Raspberries and Sour Cherries.
I’ll try to update more regularly! Hope your gardens are all doing well 🙂 -MM