Kitchen Garden Update!
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust... unknown
Now that we have summer in the windshield the garden game is in full swing! I promised back when we began planting that I would give you an update on the progress of our new garden adventure. The raised beds that Mr. Maple built have been a game-changer. The plants in each of the boxes are thriving not just surviving...thankfully! I truly believe that is due to the soil and compost mix that we choose to put in them. The soil lays a great foundation for those seeds and plants. (Soil from @livingearth)
The veggies we choose to plant were potatoes, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, kale, and cabbage. I think the plants that we are most amazed by are the beautiful potato plants. They have done so well, and we are super excited to see the potatoes when we harvest them. The tomatoes are running a close second. They are growing strong and definitely making a statement in the garden. Mr. Maple babies those plants each day by making sure each new growth is draping over the tomato cages with ease.
Here are some of the shots of the veggie progress:
I have also added three new additional planters to the kitchen garden. The first one you may recognize from our old farmhouse. It was my flower stand that I had repurposed from an old door. I put on my upcycling thinking cap once again and decided to make it into an herb/ flower planter for the back corner of the garden. I have a little rosemary, cilantro, and basil in each of the planter boxes Mr. Maple made for the door. I added a few flowers to give it a pop of color and bam we have a pretty cool door that we turned from trash to treasure.
We also added two new garden beds from @forevergardenbeds:https://forevergardenbeds.com/
These beds were so easy to assemble and look so good. Due to the height of these beds, we chose to fill them with compost, soil, and tree branches. The tree branches will decompose but provided an excellent filler and help to cut down on the required soil and cost.
In these beds, we planted more corn and some sunny sunflowers! Stay tuned for an update on their growth and progress.
I would love to know where you're at in your planting adventure. Maybe you're new to the whole garden idea and if that's the case I would suggest you start small and work your way up. It's truly a gift to be able to grow your own vegetables and reap the rewards of added health benefits.
Please make sure you leave me a comment and let me know about your gardening adventures.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read all about our garden update here at Maple Creek. We look forward to sharing the harvest time with you as well as the whole cooking process. Stay tuned!
He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for the people to cultivate- bringing forth food from the earth.
Be a light and shine bright!