This is it! The end is here and yet I have so much still growing. I learned very valuable lessons I will be implementing next year but most importantly, I discovered a love for growing my own food. I never thought I would enjoy this, but the more I learned and the the more sweat equity I put into my plants, the bigger thrill I felt when I picked my fruits and veggies.
As you can see, my tomato plants just took over! They are by far my biggest success. We are eating BLTs, making fresh salsa, and giving away buckets of them. It is super cute to watch 2 year-old David pick up cherry “may-tohs” and stuff them in his mouth.
I was surprised that our watermelon plants took off this week! Soon we will enjoy sweet and juicy melons fresh from our own home farm!
Next year we will keep the electric fence up for the deer, and pick the ears of corn earlier. Turns out, raccoons are hungry littler fellers and annoying thieves! The heat killed some plants, and you just can’t control the weather. Josh wants to get a greenhouse and I want to grow more herbs closer to my house. Home farming is quite addicting once you start! Every year you try and change a few things to grow better or more veggies. It’s so much fun though!
I hope your home farms are giving you some delicious produce too. Did the heat wave affect your output?
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