Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Vegetable Garden Update

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Remember when I told you all about our ugly vegetable garden we planted in June?  For a recap, check out this post:  https://cedarvalleyarboretum.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/.


Garden in June (left) and September (right).

As many could have guessed, the looks of our little garden did not improve with time.  Some might even say it got uglier!  But we have harvested a great deal of produce, which is all that matters!  All of the produce was donated to folks in our community.

Our bounty included (left-right) green peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, sweet corn and squash.

The garden is almost done for the year and I have stopped (as above photo clearly indicates) weeding.  All in all, I think the newspaper and snow fence worked great in controlling weeds around each plant.  I also found it very easy to train our tomatoes off a center pole rather than messing with cages.  The only change I will make next year is spacing the plant rows wider for walkways.

How did your vegetable garden grow this year?  Any new tricks that you tried?


See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

September 9, 2011 at 6:00 am

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