12-8-17 Check Out Our Suburban Garden
Why are my melons so small?
Hey friends! Here are some photos our suburban garden. We had a pretty good harvest from our little garden. We had fun preparing and maintaining our little suburban garden. We had probably 20+ mini watermelons. For some reason or another they can out small. A few reasons that could have been causing our watermelons to be so small are that they were in too small of a space. You can see the the photo below that are garden is long but the space is pretty narrow. We had melon vines trying to grow out of the garden and into the grass.
Another reason that are melons turned out small could be that they were in not rich soil. This was our first year gardening in this spot and we purchased small mushroom compost from Home Depot to help this soil out but it may not have been enough. Of course the best thing for the garden in a natural compost that is grown and cultivated on your own property but that was just not a option for us since we live so close to our neighbors and we are in the process of moving. Someday friends... someday.
Either way we were super happy to have fresh fruit! We love eating healthy and we were so happy to have grown some of our own food. We dream of having a small organic farm in the country and this was a testing garden for us. As a couple we have only grown a small tomato plant before this. I grew a edible garden in my past and sunflowers for seeds but this was my first garden with my sweet husband. We had so much fun working together to get this garden established and we made some great memories.
Can I grow pinto beans?
Yes, friend you can. I grew these pinto bean plants from a bag of store bought beans. You know the beans you by to cook up and eat? Yea, I soaked those for two days and then planted some in the ground to see what would happen. What happened? They grew and we ate them. Have you ever heard of snap peas? That is what the bean pods looked like!
These were super easy to grow and a fun science experiment! Super fun to do if you have some space where you can grow and kids! Hey... even if you don't have kids this is a super fun thing to do. PLUS, you get food. Win-win.
Here's a video about the story of three daughters and three pinto beans
I hope you enjoyed this blog post about our gardening adventures. I hope it inspires you to start a garden of your own. No matter what time of year it is you can work on your garden planning. You can draw a map of what you want your garden to look like. You can buy your seeds or start saving seeds from the fruit you are already eating. You can figure out where you want to buy seeds and trees. You can start composting. You can start preparing the spot. Whatever you need to do to make your garden successful you can start planning for that now. I hope this information helps!
Have a great day!
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