Things are slowing down in the garden. :( Yes, it seems another gardening season is quickly nearing a close. My only crop yet to harvest are my cantaloupe. I have 3 that are looking good and hopefully will mature in the next 2 weeks.
Highlights of this years gardening experiences:
Most abundant crop: My green beans, by far.
Most loved by my daughters: the strawberries (planting more next year)
What didn't do as well as I'd hoped: my zucchini & container garden
Easiest and most fascinating: growing potatoes for the first time (will do again!)
What I learned: I will plant everything in the garden bed rather than using containers. Although my sweet potatoes and cherry tomatoes did grow in their containers. The sweet potatoes did not have enough room to grow to a large size and the tomatoes were yummy but didn't flourish as well as they have in the garden in the past.
What I plan to plant next year:
Green beans, more stawberry plants, more okra, idaho potatoes & sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes & roma tomatoes, zucchini, peas, blueberry bushes, spinach, lettuce, & possibly cantaloupe.
"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations." Isaiah 61:11
Indiana Gardening Links of interest ~ Zone 5
- Indiana Orchards
- Apple Tree Cultivars for Indiana
- Indiana Garden & Plant Nurseries
- Indiana dates & ranges for Spring and Fall Planting for selected vegetables
- Indiana Monthly Garden Calendar
- Indiana Living Green Magazine
- Perennials, Trees & Shrubs that grow well in Zone 5
- Growing Green Beans and other beans in Indiana
- Growing Potatoes in Indiana
- Growing Cherry Trees in Indiana
- Pollination of Fruit Trees