My first year of gardening was a success! Now that the season is done I thought I’d take a moment to look back and reflect. We had a pretty good experience overall, although we ended spending way more than we produced! We’re set up for next year though and we shouldn’t need to spend very much.
I learned that starting seeds indoors isn’t really that hard after all! All you have to do is give them some light and moisture and they should grow for you!
Our tomatoes grew like crazy even though we had a few bouts with worms and aphids. Next year I think we will lay some mulch and plant them a little farther apart.
I wasn’t impressed with the flavor of our carrots (they were Little Fingers). I may try a larger, sweeter variety next season.
Our tomatoes produced in abundance. Unfortunately, my morning sickness and aversion to them made me give them all away pretty quick! I’ll probably plant some different varieties next year because none of ours seemed to grow that big. It could have been the weather conditions though. I heard is wasn’t a very good year for them because of all the rain and cold in the early spring.
We dug up our sweet potatoes last week and they did really well! Now I just have to figure out what to do with them all.
Overall I learned a lot and I’m excited to put my knowledge and experience to good use next season!
How did your garden do? What will you be doing differently next year?