After countless hours of digging and planting earlier this spring, I finally get to reap the first fruits (veggies) of my labor.
BEANS! GLORIOUS BEANS!
Fresh from the garden with the dirt still on them. Cannot get more local or organic than growing in your own backyard. I love it!
This year is very much an experiment. Since this is my first garden, on a very shady half-acre lot full of walnut trees (apparently they are toxic to other plants), I wasn't sure anything would grow at all. Now I am thrilled to be harvesting from it!
Other plants doing well: tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, gourds, peppers. Struggling: peas (planted late), broccoli (eaten by rabbits), watermelon, corn. All of my plantings are heirloom from organic seed. Zone 4.
Does anyone have experience gardening near walnut trees? What plants survive and which you should avoid?