I’m not Mary, I’m rarely contrary, but I’ve got a garden this year. Of sorts. (LOL) I’m fresh out of shells, bells and maids. 😦
Years ago when G-Man and I were first married we planted a HUGE garden. (And I had a beautiful, blistering sunburn for my first anniversary. Oh, the memories. 🙂 )
We raised green beans, beets, tomatoes, onions, peppers, okra. And squash. Six hundred tons of squash. I fixed it every way possible, then we started freezing it.
In case you didn’t know, if you have a yard in Okieland, you have to have a garden. (I think it’s a law.)
I’ve learned a thing or two in the years since that first garden. Now remember, most people know more about gardening than I do. 🙂 But I’m sharing what I know.
Here’s what I’ve picked up on.
- Life began in a garden. (Called Eden.)
- Plant flowers. Lots of them. And a few veggies.
- Only plant three squash or zucchini plants for each family of 357.
- Don’t plant okra. (It gives you stickers.)
- Don’t plant watermelon or cantaloupe unless you have plenty of room. (160 acres or so.)
- Water, water, water. And then water some more.
- Stay ahead of the weeds or they’ll eat everything you grow. (Or hide it, which amounts to the same thing.)
- Lock your car during squash season. Just sayin’.
If you look in the background of the above pic, you can see the pots that used to be on my deck. They have herbs in them and I love my herbs, so I moved them to the pond area. Now if I only had a pond.
So here it is, nearly the middle of June, and I’m just getting my pots planted. But they’re pretty, aren’t they? I have a few more plans, and I’ll let you in on them if I can get them done. And find enough soil.