Garden description: My husband built me this beautiful garden space! It’s well protected from the little bunnies that venture into the yard and a large Husky dog that doesn’t understand the word “no”. I’m a novice at gardening, so this is a big step for me. Hopefully throughout the growing season, this garden will supply us with lots of produce, so that we can share with our neighbors!
Who are the gardeners: It’s just me…Linda Huerta
Why do you garden: Fresh vegetables ARE THE BEST! Nothing tastes as good as a juicy tomato just picked from the vine!
How has gardening impacted you during this time: Gardening has definitely kept me busy. I really enjoy being outside, in the fresh air. And the benefit of just picked produce can’t be beat! Sharing with neighbors is a big plus too!
What do you have in your garden? Linda’s vegetable garden has an assortment of veggies and herbs. Some I started from sowing seed directly into the ground and others I bought as plants. What is growing now (June 13th)….The herbs…parsley, rosemary, oregano, chives, cilantro, and dill. The vegetables are tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, kale, eggplant, beans, beets, peas, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini and peppers.
Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? I had a small problem with bugs putting small holes in the eggplant and beans. Looked up on line….some type of beetle. Treated the plants leaves with a mixture of diluted rubbing alcohol and dish soap. Waiting to see if this dies the trick. I don’t like to use any type of chemicals or pesticide.

 

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