I love the feel of the warm earth in my hands, as I plant my vegetables. I’ll make any excuse to stay in the garden, ignoring the other “must do” chores. Last year, our asparagus yield was small but we had plenty of peas, beans, potatoes and zuchinni . We were still harvesting our beets and carrots until December but the neighbourhood groundhog regularly pruned the brussel sprouts and cabbages to the ground. Those ingenious squirrels got quite handy at reaching the sunflowers and corn by climbing the stalks and causing them to break. Thus making their food reachable. There is a challenge to managing the sharing of produce.
This year, we are experimenting with fencing part of the garden to mitigate the losses. So far, half of the beans have been topped and the peas are getting shorter by the day. Our guests seem quite interested in seeing how their veggies grow. They also are amused at the evidence of our gardening groundhog. Some visitors have even lent a hand to plant a second crop.
Come by and check us out at Loughbreeze Bay B&B. We look forward to sharing the our gardens.