by in Eat, Love

Last year was the first time we built, planted our urban garden, have yielded and learned a lot from it. We had an abundance of produce such as zucchini, cucumbers, (millions of) tomatoes, basil, collard greens, kale, green onions, pumpkin, chives and so much more. One of the biggest mistakes we had was overcrowding plus we also left it for 2 weeks almost unattended as we traveled to the Philippines causing most of the plants to be tangled up by the time we got back. And due to those reasons, the string beans, peppers, cauliflowers, spinach, bokchoy didn’t thrive well. This year we decided to give the plants some breathing room but I think our compost is giving so much nutrients to the plants. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Spring was very warm so we did start early however there was one night when frost came. We already lost some of the peas from that. What remains include: broccoli, various peas (those that made it), beans, edamame, collard greens, kale, chives & green onions (just regrow from last year), tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, mojito mint, basil, onions, carrots, cantaloupe and acorn squash. Some people asked us if we start from seeds or we buy seedling. I say, majority are from the seeds that we grow indoors around April and then the rest are from seedlings we buy from Mother Earth Garden. We spent about $20-30 for all of it and I say, labor (of love) and water are our major investments to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Minneapolis, Urban Farm, Garden, organic vegetables, root crops

Mint (for my mojito), tomatoes, broccoli…

Minneapolis, Urban Farm, Garden, organic vegetables, root crops

(Our little helper, basil, collard greens, onions, chives, etc. The carrots haven’t sprouted yet when these photos were taken)

Some flowers to add colors... :)

Some flowers to add colors… ๐Ÿ™‚

We are praying for continued good weather and are hoping for abundant yield as these are the vegetables we mostly eat daily. ๐Ÿ™‚
Please check my instagram account as I might post there for progress.

Are you into growing your own vegetables? Any tips or tricks? What are your favorites?

Much love,
Joyce


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