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Garden Tour

As summer comes to a close, we are harvesting the last few berries and turning towards the fall crop harvest. Last year was our first year with a garden. It was small, just a small pot of strawberries, a blueberry bush, and a few herbs in our window sill. This year, we expanded our garden and I expanded my green thumb knowledge! We did quite a lot of research as far as what to plant, where and when. In my research, I found that most bloggers and writers had similar ideas. I decided to go back to the basics. I chose to study from the Farmer's Almanac. It has been a fun adventure, I've learned a lot, and I'm excited to share this year's garden with you!

Blueberries and strawberries were a repeat from last year. Both are in container pots (WARNING: strawberries grow rampant, so keep them in a container to control growth!). Berries (in general) require little maintenance. MY rule of thumb is to water when the surface of the soil is dry (about every other day or every day when the summer heat is in full swing).

Tomatoes were an exciting adventure for us. I'd like to can some homemade salsa this year, so Roma tomatoes were a must for our garden. Tomatoes are happy in full sun with a consistent watering schedule. We've been picking tomatoes for the last month and I feel like we haven't even made a dent in this year's harvest!

The second tomato plant (I believe to be a cherry tomato plant) was a last minute addition to our garden. I got it for free at a local nursery downtown.

Onions were a no-brainer for the garden this year because they are super easy. We chose Walla-Walla onion starts from our favorite local nursery. Once they reach baseball size, we pick them as needed.