The garden here at Moosicorn Ranch had a few things going against its odds of success: we are inexperienced gardeners, we chose to use the soil that was on site, and we had several late freezes. Although we had a couple casualties (bell peppers and watermelon), everything else seems to be thriving. The corn doesn’t seem to mind the fact that it doesn’t have enough room (lesson learned here: start seeds in individual containers so that the roots don’t get all tangled). Broccoli, basil and carrot are going strong and the raspberry plants we got from a friend (thanks, Anthony) are back from the dead. The pumpkin plants are bit small, but their flowers are enormous. And I look at our tomato plants as preemie babies: they’re starting out small, but will catch up in time.
We also planted three fruit trees this year. April Garden Center in Deer Park was having a “buy two, get the third free” sale so I picked up a Bartlett Pear, Coral Peach and Braeburn Apple. I’ve been really wanting to get a few trees started since they can take a while to produce fruit. The apple tree actually already has two apples on it! I’m not sure if the location I planted them in will be their permanent home, but it will do for now.
This is the first tasty morsel from our garden. It’s a little small, but we’re still proud! We chopped it up and ate it this evening
To read about the start of our garden, see “Raw Dirt & Organic Seeds”