Nonconventional Gardening and How To Do It

We have a nonconventional garden and I’m going to tell you why it works for us. It could work for you too if you don’t have the time or even the space for a big garden. Our family loves eating the food we’ve grown ourselves. 

Truth is last year we tried having a garden. Benji tilled up the ground and made a contraption so we could get most of the rocks out of the ground. We planted tomatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, butternut squash, yellow peppers, and jalapeños in this huge space. We were so excited we had a garden! The plants were coming up so good. Then all of a sudden it was blistering hot and our plants literally got fried.

I suppose we didn’t water it enough and it was constantly in full sun.We were gone a lot last summer, as we will be this summer. It just didn’t make sense for us to go through all that work for nothing again. Last year we planted asparagus in our flowerbed that gets shade, so we’d remember where we planted it since it comes back every year. The asparagus did really well even though you don’t eat it the first year and it’s coming back nicely this year.  We also planted a grape tomato plant in our flowerbed last year and it provided a lot of  tomatoes. 

This year for our garden we decided we were only planting tomato plants, cucumber plants and strawberries. Benji planted one tomato plant in our flowerbed,  my mom, Maggie and I planted the other three tomato plants and four cucumber plants in two planting pots and Maggie planted the strawberry seeds in a little bucket kit she got from five below. I wasn’t blogging when we did all of this but I did take you all some pictures that I can show you now. 

You don’t have to grow a huge garden or spend tons of time gardening to be able to grow your own food. You can also grow herbs in the house, I haven’t yet but want to try it soon.

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