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Growing Vegetables

This week, my family has been very busy planting our vegetable garden. We try to grow enough vegatables and fruits to last us an entire year so have a very large garden; our graden is about 20 feet wide and a 100 feet long.

We started some of our vegetables inside back in the early sprinbg so plant some seedlings. However, most of what we plant is via seed as it's simply easier.

Here in Canada, our growing season generally runs from June to mid October, so there is enough time for most vegetables to be grown directly from seed.

The majority of vegetables and fruits we grow gets frozen for winter use; however, some is dried, dehydrated or canned.

We also grow vegetable and fruits for the hens to eat during the winter as obviously it is hard for them to forage with snow on the ground.


The pic used with this post is my own

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BNelson wrote on June 13, 2014, 1:46 PM

Frost got to my garden last week... dang.

Youwish wrote on June 13, 2014, 8:44 PM

What a nice harvest you have there!

Platespinner wrote on June 13, 2014, 10:56 PM

I planted a garden, but I've been fighting a losing battle with the local wildlife. Deer ate my strawberry plants and have started on my pole beans, a beaver has been gnawing on my blueberry bushes (I saw him) and my chickens ate all my corn seed (that was my fault, but still)..

I'm curious. What do you grow to feed your chickens over the winter months?

imphavok wrote on June 13, 2014, 11:24 PM

Platespinner We grow corn and sunflowers (seeds) for the hens. We also grow extra cantaloupe and watermelon for them (which we freeze and then just defrost in Jan/Feb, when foraging is hard). There is also a few other vegetables that they like a lot (squash, radishes, pumpkin etc. that they liked cooked, so we cook and freeze, for winter use.

littleblacwolf10 wrote on June 14, 2014, 1:09 AM

I love a big garden. I live in a rented house so I am only allowed a container garden. You are lucky to have such a large one. You have your work cut out for you. :)