As you have seen in 2015 we started the small garden on our small little lot.
We shared about starting with some raised beds and putting to use our past experience
in gardening on our Homestead during our time in New Hampshire.
This past winter we were able to add some new raised beds. Now we have five beds that measure 5′ by 12′. We also have a center spot with herbs that we also had used for sweet potatoes. It was our first try to grow them . We were able to take a sweet potato that we purchased and cultivate a few slips and planted the slips indoors. We transplanted after they became a viable plant. At first we put them into a bed that had a little space in , but it had not been planned. So my wife decided to move them into the herb area that was still under development. Well they liked the spot and they thrived. We were not sure what to expect in yield but the potatoes we dug were a great addition to our late summer menu. Next year we will plan and measure the yield now that we know the potential.
We also tried watermelon for the first time. We got two .
One grew to be a 24 pound watermelon – the other on was 28 pounds.
There is more to tell and I’ll continue on another post. Feel free to comment.