End of Season Garden Notes: West Garden

Welcome to Procrastination Station!

Here it is, January of 2020. I’ve been thinking ahead and sketching plans for this year’s garden & new landscaping. While drawing my plans and doing research, a thought would usually slip in– “Finish your notes from 2019 before you forget.”

Well, I haven’t forgotten most of it (*cringe*), so here I am, forcing myself to take a minute to organize the rest of my notes.

(You can view notes from the East Garden here.)


Radishes: Season completed late June. We planted one ten foot row. Not all of the radishes were done at the same time, so we harvested four times until they were done. (Note from July)

Peas: Planted one 12′ row. Picking time! B and I have picked peas off the plants twice. It’s looking like we’ll have one more picking session and then we’ll pull the plants out. Our first harvest filled half of a quart sized freezer bag. Second harvest was about the same. Feeling a little like they’re not worth the effort, maybe next year we’ll plant more? (Note from July)

Green Beans: Planted two 12′ rows. Japanese Beetles were NOT an issue this year. Incredible harvest! Picked four times. I canned beans until I got sick of canning, then blanched & froze the rest.

Bell Peppers: Planted two plants (started from seed in our house.) They grew well, I had plenty of peppers to dice and freeze.

Long Peppers: Planted three (started from seed in our house,) and one survived. The two that died were pretty small, so I wasn’t surprised. This plant did so well– had plenty of peppers to dice & freeze.

Cherry Tomatoes: Up to our ears in cherry tomatoes! This plant quickly grew out of control, and it had great tomatoes to snack on– however it was mostly used for play by the kids. 🙂 Picture 4YO + 1 YO picking and throwing tiny tomatoes around the garden.

Regular Tomatoes: We have three types of tomatoes in four plants. Two purchased locally (Celebrity) and two picked up from a member of our church. One remained an unknown breed, but the largest producer was Queen of Hearts. The tomatoes off of that plant were beautiful. The Queen of Hearts grew to be 5 feet tall before tipping its cage. Because of this, Kyle is building me more substantial tomato cages made out of cattle panels for this year.

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