This is my first garden. I started the project thinking we’d just have 1 or 2 raised beds but it turned into something much bigger. Everything is done organically (no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers etc.) and “veganically” (without the use of manure, blood meal, bone meal or any kind of animal product).
99% of the vegetables are “heirloom” or “open-pollinated” meaning the seed has been bred true and saved for at least 50 years and will continue to breed true when you save the seed…as opposed to a “hybrid” which has generally been bred for appearance, shelf life, yield, disease resistance but rarely taste. A saved hybrid seed will not breed true to the vegetable you saved it from.
My family and I built the structure. I started everything by seed, mostly indoors under a grow-light system.
What I’m growing now:
Calendula (for tea)
What I grew over the winter:
On an unrelated note, check out the band I’m in with my 3 brothers. http://www.kongos.com