Home of Stella's Gardens

We are now living full time in Northeast Iowa, and working on the new gardens. It will keep us busy for quite a while...

As an avid gardener since I was about 7 years old, that gives me over 45 years of experience gardening in this part of the world. And every year teaches me a bit more.

Also, working on a new website at stellasgardens - dot - com. Feel free to check it out and comment!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Last year's garden (north)

So we put in the second temporary raised bed last year, and it housed two tomatoes (Brandywine and Opalka I think) along with a few carrots and some small gourds and two watermelon.  Because of the timing and my broken toe, it all went in pretty late. The tomato plants got huge, but like many did not produce until late.  The carrots grew better than I expected and tasted pretty good.  The gourds were lots of ittybitty ones of which only one was "ripe" enough to last.  And we got two baby watermelon which were actually quite good.  The other, older bed was onion, leek, garlic (already gone in this picture) and some pepper plants.

AFTER the house is built next year, then I have much grander plans.....

So this is just an experiment to see how well pix upload to my blog.

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