My family teases me about trying to transform Mordor into The Hundred Acre Woods. I live in the land of extremes: Extremely cold winters, very hot summers, little precipitation,and high winds that blow the leaves right off the seedlings. Why do I attempt gardening under such conditions? I love a challenge, I enjoy providing inexpensive organic food for my family, but mostly I garden because I love playing in the dirt!
The roving herds of wild rabbits make it impossible for me to grow pansies any where other than hanging baskets. The wee pests also force me to grow most of my vegetables in raised garden beds.
Baby Raspberries! I also have strawberries, blackberries, gooseberries, blueberries, and grapes. I have only harvested a handful of strawberries so far.
I have 4 varieties of lettuces growing. I planted the lettuces outside a little too early and had to improvise greenhouses to keep the plants alive. I grow lettuce and spinach all summer. I just switch to heat resistant varieties.
A Baby Bell Pepper. I have only planted two plants so far and have left the others in the portable greenhouse in case we have a cold snap.
A couple more days and we will be enjoying home grown tomatoes! How I grow tomatoes with our short growing season.