Gardening

My husband has never been one to buy me flowers. So, early on in marriage I resolved to grow them myself. It seemed like the pragmatic thing to do. Turns out the art of home grown flower gardening has brought tremendous joy and color to the lives of our family and our visitors!

We took gardening easy our first year on the farm. I started our composters, began to build garden beds, and planted easier crops such as pumpkins, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, etc. All of these do well in the state of Ohio. The one thing I am extremely proud of doing is planting 22 fruit trees on our farm. I live by the quote that says, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the second best time is today!" I completely concur! We are now in our last year of gardening here on the Ohio farm. This year we are going BIG! We have already created a beautiful strawberry patch and a thriving asparagus patch. We will extend last years garden by tilling out further and will plant tomatoes, squashes, bell peppers, corn, potatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, sugar snap peas, lettuces, herbs, and root vegetables. I can't wait to share our 2019 gardening adventures! Check back for updates!

We created a strawberry patch as soon as time would allow. It comes back year after year and the kids continue to enjoy the fruits of our labor! Why do they call them strawberries? Because to preserve the berry patch over the winter you cover the plants with straw. STRAW-BERRY