Our little garden is starting to take off.
I will soon be able to harvest the benefits of my efforts.
After I finish this post I will head out to weed my garden. You can see why in the photos! It is a good thing that the Swiss here are pretty laid back about weeds in gardens as long as the weeds are under control.
I was excited to see the beginnings of a zucchini. I have never planted zucchini before and didn’t know that they had such a pretty flower. Apparently, the blossoms are edible.
We are going to have a ton of green beans! Anyone want some?
We have an entire row of leeks thanks to a generous neighbor who donated the plants.
I had planted pumpkin seeds on a mound in the back but they never came up. It is too cold in the mountains to grow pumpkins. In the end, I leveled out the pumpkin mound and planted the plants the girls had brought home from school.
I learned that the zucchini plants should be on small mounds. As you can see in the photo above, I learned this AFTER I planted the zucchini seeds. Next year, I will plant everything next year on raised ground. I will not plant anything too close to the zucchini plants since they vine out more than I had realized. I will make walkways after each group of vegetables so that I can navigate the garden better and give some of the vining plants (like zucchini) more room.
Next year, we will ask for an entire plot. I have a good idea of what I want to plant and how to organize the garden. It has been a great learning experience for me and the kids love watching the vegetables grow. They can’t wait to eat them all up!!!
From talking to the neighbors I know what grows well in the mountains and what doesn’t.
My plan for next year is to plant strawberries (lots and lots), green beans, zucchini, leeks, lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, carrots and perhaps potatoes.