Organic Farming on See Off Mountain

Although there is a perfectly fabulous vegetable stand called Whistle Stop about a mile and a half from our house, I decided I wanted to put a sunny corner of our yard to good use and try a vegetable garden. Early in spring I planted seeds indoors, and watched for what seemed like ages as they grew to be 2 or 3 inches tall. Some took off fast and quickly fizzled out. Others, like the miscellaneous peppers, were slow and steady.

By late April and May, the survivors were in the ground and clinging on to the soil despite the heavy rains that sometimes move through the area. I frequently use water from the stream bordering our property to water the plants to minimize using the hose, and summer's afternoon rain showers are helping me out as well.

I am happy to say, that the garden is in full force right now. Currently, we have an abundance of fresh arugula, which is fabulous. The tomatoes look like they are trying to take over the universe, and are just starting to flower.

We have one cucumber/ squash like plant that was growing so determinedly from our compost, I decided to give it a try. This mystery plant is now growing like mad and flowering as well. It looks like in a few weeks, we will be having daily gazpacho parties. Yum!

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