Thanksgiving 2021: Grateful for Nerdin Gardens
Nature inspires almost daily and that can be utilized in growing methods and actions in the back yard garden. A season's worth of hard work pays off in an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Overall gardening success is much more involved than just showing up. It requires a sincere willingness to do the work, to troubleshoot when necessary and move quickly to adjust systems or do repairs.
These things are necessary as well:
- Soil preparation
- Daily nurturing
- Constant care
- Follow through
- Reliable methods
The produce and fruit list varies somewhat each year to yield the best results. From crook neck squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, green beans, snow peas, potatoes, artichokes and strawberries.
Rather than buying dried herbs from the store, we also grow rosemary, thyme, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, parsley, basil and oregano. We like the idea of them being just a pinch away to the table.
Eight varieties of tomatoes include:
- Roma Tomatoes
- Early Girl Tomatoes
- Beef Eaters Tomatoes
- Aussie Heirloom Tomatoes
- Sweet Millions Cherry Tomatoes
- Chocolate Sprinkles Cherry Tomatoes
- Midnight Snacks Cherry Tomatoes
There is much more to Nerdin Gardens than produce, towering pines, catalpa's, maples, mulberry and globe willow trees create shade. Flowers, bushes and fruit trees also surround the vegetable garden.
Together, they harmoniously create bright spots of color throughout the yard, from multi-colored roses, several varieties of hollyhocks, snapdragons to flowering hanging baskets, grabbing attention!
Nerdin Gardens is a place that my husband meet most every day during the growing season. We save a lot of money on produce and I'm always excited at the results of the work that went into its success.
When guests are over, we give them a bag and encourage them to pick a few of their favorites to take with them as a gift. Of course when we have a surplus, it also goes to friends and family members!
Sharing our blessings with others is a reflex from grateful hearts. Happy gardening all from Nerdin Gardens!
This is an entry to Thanksgiving Challenge 2021, hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS. Thanks once again for overseeing this!