I am so excited that my first harvest of the season has finally come! I remember last season when the garden was producing at amazing rates and I had an over abundance of crop. I didn’t know what to do with it all! I had canned, dehydrated and used all I could. I was at the point where I was giving a lot of vegetables away to friends, family and neighbors. At that time I was actually saying I had too much **Gasp!**
Looking back at that time just a few months ago I cannot believe I was complaining! Now I feel like it has been forever since I have harvested any food beacuse we are waiting for the fall crops to ripen. Oh how I wish I could go back to that time when God allowed our “cup to run over”. A hard lesson to learn as a new gardener. As my first fall harvest comes, I will always remember to be thankful no matter what part of the growing season it is or how big or small the harvest is. Ever harvest is a blessing
Today I am thankful for radishes and the all of the food I will be growing for my family in the next coming weeks.
Fall is finally here! Bring on all the delicious fall crops, pumpkin EVERYTHING and cooler temperatures! Of course here in Florida, that means bring on the “still hot but less humid days”. Mr. GreenThumb has been hard at work getting our fall planter beds ready for the season. I say he has done an amazing job on these new planter beds.
Raised planter beds are a great way to get your garden off to a great start. Especially in area where the soil is not the best quality. You can make the planter beds out of almost anything that is strong enough to hold a large amount of dirt. I have seen people make them with all kinds of material from plywood to cinder block even old tires! For the two beds show above, we used old wood from a structure that was torn down. Total score!
So far this fall I have been able to plant several varieties of vegetables and I am anxiously awaiting for harvest time to come! As you know, you are on this journey with me so I will be giving you updates on how these two beds are doing!
Let me know what you are planting this season in the comments below! Also I would love to hear that material you have used for your raised beds!
Until next time!