My goal/experiment with the home garden this year was to let everything grow that came up. I did not have many weeds at all, it was mostly covered with tomatoes, beans, and squash in my bed areas—and actually ended up getting completely covered up and unnavigable. Thus, I have it a haircut. I will keep the home garden more pruned in the future—that was the value Learned this year, pruning. I chose to do this experiment as I was a little bummed out at getting started with seeds very late. Even when you get started when you think it’s late, you can still get a shite ton of growth. Too much. So when it needs to be managed, manage it. (Though, I also had a lot of time restrictions on my plate this year…) For next year, I already have a different plan. Stay tuned to hear what it was. Also, I did want to share what I was most proud of this season, which was my cushaws. Cushaws are a type of squash crossed kind of like between a pumpkin and a zucchini, and I cook it in either pies or breads. Just skin, roast, blend, and substitute 2 cups for a can of “pumpkin” (which is usually actually just butternut squash).
After the haircut
Leather Britches (strung beans)
Oregano infused olive oil
Boneset and Pokeweed for dye
Various sunflower heads drying for seed
Calendula salve which I had made with calendula petal infused olive oil, and thus, needed to make more calendula olive oil
Fiber fun in the garden with alpaca wool from my cousin!
Disco Chicken of Love
sTate fair ready!
seed starting 2019
ky state fair quilt
A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.