It is this time of the year again where we do regular garden updates. It is fun to look back and see what was growing. These are personal garden journal posts, so if you are not interested, we understand. However, if you want to see the progress, you are welcome. Here is our garden in 2012 and 2013. This post opens the new garden update era of 2014. It is also a new garden and we are still in the process of organizing it. See the plans here.
Our new garden has lots and lots of perennials. Flowers, edible greens, and herbs, as well as shrubs and trees.
Admittedly, there are lots of things that we still have not much of a clue about what they are. We just have to wait and see. We also planted some new exciting perennials, a hardy kiwi, blackberries, and a plum tree.
First asparagus harvest. We are very exited to have it in the garden. However, we do not know how old the plants are. Also they are a bit squeezed in between other plants, so we are not harvesting much. We are planning to give them more room, and let them grow strong so we can have asparagus in the years to come.
New garden beds
Using the combination of a lasagna garden and Back to Eden garden method we created 4 new raised garden beds. We are not too optimistic for this year’s growth since it is all new, but we will plant anyways and see what and if it will grow.
While Jakob converts the old garage to a greenhouse, our son and I built a temporary structure to keep the peppers and tomatoes somehow alive and happy. We are very excited about the greenhouse. The windows are in place, the rest, God willing, comes soon. Will keep you posted.
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
It’s looking so great, Anna! This is funny, but I never knew how asparagus grew! Straight out of the ground like that LOL I never thought about it before, but, silly me, I found it amusing 🙂
Maybe Florida has asparagus trees ;). It is the first time for me too, to have it in the garden.
Shirley Wood says
Your gardening energy is infectious. Looks like the garden process is coming along nicely. Looking forward to regular updates! I love the flowers, wish we knew the names of them all. Flowers are my favorite garden plant.
Shirley you would love all the flowers here, just beautiful! I do not know all the names either, but some. And I enjoy them anyways.
Thanks for the update! It looks great out there. What are you planting in the new beds?
All kinds of annuals, like cucumbers and zucchini along with salads. I haven’t planted much yet though. Spring is still young here.
Anna, I love all the good stuff in the garden. You do such a great job. Hope all goes well with this new garden for your family!
Thank you, Zan for your kind words.
I very much enjoy seeing your garden! Your flowers are beautiful and asparagus and plums are favorites of mine. I especially love the red flowers with yellow centers. Beautiful!
Thank you! Yes, those flowers are beautiful. I need to study their names.