Have you wanted to grow fresh veggies in your garden, but thought it would be too much work?
I can't tell you growing veggies is super easy, but there are veggies that are easier to grow than others.
First off, I live in the Charlotte North Carolina with HOT summers, so that affects what can be grown when. Your weather and soil are probably going to be a lot different. The best place to find out what grows well is your local Farmer's Market and ask your neighbors who grow veggies.
We've been harvesting lettuce and snap peas since mid April and now we have a whole variety of veggies including carrots and potatoes. Will share some secrets I've learned about growing lettuce another time.
I found this vintage scale on Ebay a month or so ago and couldn't live without it.
Isn't she purdy?
Yukon Gold potatoes are yummy and pretty easy to grow. Both carrots and potatoes need to be planted early here in the South. I planted these back in February. Some of you who don't have such a hot summer can grow potatoes all the way until fall. I'm so jealous. Harvesting potatoes is as fun as going on an Easter Egg hunt, except your hands get dirty.
I would love to know what ya'll call these squash. My mom always called them summer squash, but then again, zucchini is a summer squash too.
So far zucchini and the saucer squash have been easy to grow and very prolific. Squashes like hot weather so they are definitely made for the South and summer!
Butternut squash is Mr. Fanatic's favorite!
Cucumbers are in the Curcubit family; squash, watermelon, cantaloupe and pumpkins are all members of the same family. Maybe next year I can find some space for a watermelon.
Broccoli hasn't been so easy. I started off growing broccoli from seed, but something ate them once they sprouted. This should have warned me, but I still went out and bought a bunch of plants from Lowe's. They took forever to grow, then the weather got very warm in May and I didn't think any of them were going to grow heads. Broccoli likes cool weather, so all ya'll who have cooler summers could probably grow broccoli better than I can. After the warm weather, the cute little white butterflies came and laid eggs all over my broccoli and caterpillars hatched an ate a million holes in the leaves. Now that June is here along with the warm weather, the broccoli heads are going to flower.
We've harvested a few large heads of broccoli, but I think I'll try again in the fall when the weather is cooler.
In the meantime, we have plenty of carrots, squash, cucumbers and lettuce to keep us happy.
Tomorrow I will be picking our first ripe tomato...that is if our neighborhood possum doesn't get it tonight!
Would love to know what your favorite veggies are to grow.
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