Winter Garden Update

Winter Garden Update

We have had a pretty odd winter here in Utah. I know it's only my second one, so I don't have much basis for that statement, but it has basically been a crazy beautiful spring since early January. That being said, it did get bitter cold for about a week over Christmas and I am happy to report that our little covered wagon out back provided enough protection for the plants to survive!

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Garden Update: End of June. Phew!

Garden Update: End of June.  Phew!

I will be honest, a couple of weeks ago I was pretty discouraged.  Back in early March, when trees were still without leaves, the backyard was getting practically full-sun for most of the day.  The owner warned me before I put in the raised bed that the backyard doesn't get a ton of sun in the summer.  While I believed him, and noted the large trees in our neighboring yards, I thought surely it must get 'enough' to grow at least greens or some other less sun-needy vegetables.  Plus, for me, it was worth a shot at trying the full spectrum of plants and, if it didn't go well, I could stick to more shade-friendly vegetables next summer.

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