We built two raised beds this year. These pics were taken in June before we left for Wyoming. The first pic is tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, zucchini, and a few onions.
This is our second bed. It has soybeans, onions, jalapenos, and herbs.We also had a growing trellis of green beans and a back garden with squash and melons (pics coming soon). I planted marigolds and calendula in the beds to control insects and it worked!!! The back garden got attacked by 28-spotted ladybugs and there were no flowers there. Marigold and calendula are both edible flowers so they are good companion flowers for the garden. I am going to take some pics of the garden now because most of it is still growing strong during September!! We used all organic soil and fertilizer this year. Buds to Blooms provided us with all our growing materials. I started everything from seed. Organic seeds were purchased from Johnny's Selected Seeds. I wanted to start seed collecting this year so it was important for me to see what the seed looked like.
Here is my first attempt at canning. For future gardening, I will only plant ONE jalapeno plant. I had 3 this year and an endless supply of jalapenos...even now in September I am picking 5-10 daily. So, I needed to can some. I boiled the jars.
I do plan on updating this blog within the next week with new pics of the garden and details on what I have started for fall gardening!