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Come and see our new garden!
Some fantastic bloggers & I wanted to share with you a ‘garden tour’ so you can get to know us better & to kick off the awesome GROW IT! EAT IT!
The Grow it! Eat it! Bundle will help you maximize your garden productivity, make best use of your harvests, and create delicious local, seasonal meals, treats, and preserves. This amazing resource is only available until June 30 at the amazing price of $17.47.
The problem with a garden tour right now?
Is that we’re moving in August of this gardening season and my current garden is a disaster of weeds and I didn’t plant summer crops!
So today I want to share a few photos of our current garden and some of our LOVELY NEW FLAT GARDENING LOCATION that I can’t wait to build a new garden in.
Be sure to check the list of the other wonderful bloggers & their gardens too at the end of this post 🙂
It’s official and I’m over the moon excited!
We’re moving to flat sunny land!!! I can’t wait to grow food here.
The photos above are the new acreage we get to move into end of August
Many of you know I’ve been gardening on a bumpy rocky mountainside for 7 years on a rented homestead. This place will be ours to make permanent beds in and build healthy soil. I can’t wait to put in lots of perennials, fruits trees and bushes, something I’ve been holding off because we knew we’d be leaving the mountainside location one day.
How does garden planning work when you move half-way through the season?
It doesn’t always flow so well and my gardening this year is all out of place. We didn’t know we’d be here until end of August as we weren’t sure of the move dates, and thus I only planted spring crops in our current garden as it was the safest bet. I also didn’t want to grow lots of food that needed preserving as we’d have to move the preserved food and I’d have to be preserving during the month of packing (not fun at all with a baby & two littles).
We also have aggressive wild nightshade and hops vines that climb our 12 foot elk fence that we need to take down sooner rather than later, which will leave our garden unprotected. I’m seed saving spinach and arugula in our polytunnel right now and even though we’ve enjoyed spring greens and cabbages from the polytunnel I really don’t have many crops to cross over into summer. So moving mid-season has left me with no summer crops for this year.
That being said we’ve been enjoying lots of spring & early summer harvests
That being said, now I have the problem of some garden beds with bolted spring crops that could be put to better use other than having weeds..
I have 2 months until we move so I’ll be planting some fast-growing crops that can handle some of the summer heat:
- Swiss Chard
- Bolt-resistant lettuces
- maybe… bush beans
That’s about all I feel comfortable with. I have some hybrid carrots that could be ready in 55 days but I don’t want to chance it. I’m extremely thankful and blessed that our new place has a good sized REAL greenhouse so I can sow late season greens and some root crops to harvest in the fall and winter.
For now I’m day dreaming up new garden bed design ideas for the new place!
Have you ever had to move mid-gardening season?
And Now for the Homestead Garden Tour
Joybilee Farm (British Columbia, Zone 3)
Homespun Seasonal Living (Montana, Zone 4b)
Family Food Garden (British Columbia, Zone 5b)
Learning and Yearning (Pennsylvania, Zone 5b)
Homestead Honey (NE Missouri, Zone 5b)
Reformation Acres (Ohio, Zone 5b)
Homestead Lady (SW Missouri, Zone 6)
Timber Creek Farm (Maryland, Zone 7b)
Grow Forage Cook Ferment (Oregon, Zone 8a)
A Farm Girl in the Making (Washington, Zone 8a)
Preparedness Mama (Texas, Zone 8b)
Schneiderpeeps (Texas, Zone 9a)
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.