Victory Garden Update

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:

  1. Lettuce
  2. Shallots
  3. Red Onions
  4. Basil
  5. Parsley
  6. Lemon Balm
  7. Sage
  8. Rosemary
  9. Thyme
  10. Chives
  11. Pumpkins
  12. Red Raspberries
  13. Sour Cherries
  14. Peaches
  15. Pears
  16. Apples
  17. Yellow Squash
  18. Zucchini
  19. Eggplant
  20. Green Onions
  21. Peas
  22. Green Beans
  23. Dry Beans
  24. Jalapenos
  25. Sweet Bell Peppers
  26. Lunchbox Sweet Peppers
  27. Roma Tomatoes
  28. Purple Cherokee Tomatoes
  29. Butternut Squash
  30. Lavender
  31. 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

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

6 thoughts on “Victory Garden Update

  1. WOWSer, it’s looking fantastic! We had tennis ball sized hail last night, so have had to adjust a few expectations, but things are coming along. The raised beds are too dry still as we’ve not had much rain, but they will be great next year. Your space looks beautiful as well as productive.

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      1. We were so fortunate! Most of ours was golf ball sized, but a mile away it took out windows in vehicles, etc. I think our deer fence really helped, and that it came from the north, which is somewhat blocked by houses and the neighbor’s fence. It could have been so much worse!

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  2. Your garden looks beautiful and I’m sure you will enjoy all the fresh food you’ve grown. I’m not able to have a full sized garden, but I have started small with an indoor herb garden. I try to stay out of the stores, but it’s fresh produce that gets my grocery shopping trip scheduled.

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    1. Honestly that’s a tough question. I don’t like using chemicals like Preen and such for weed control but even with certain weed barriers I haven’t had much luck. It takes me a couple of hours a week to weed and at some point (like now) i just give in and let them take over. Once the tomatoes get big it’s pretty impossible to get in there to weed. I am sorry I am not much help lol!

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