We’re off to Minnesota to visit a garden that, on Instagram, has the username “Beertayda,” which means “my garden” in Somali. Today’s contributor, like so many of us, says that her garden has helped her cope with the long COVID-19 restrictions and working from home.
In the short growing season in Minnesota, starting seedlings indoors under lights is key to getting a jump-start on a good harvest of vegetables.
And good harvests she gets, indeed, as shown by these carrots and greens fresh from the garden to share with family and friends.
Even more vegetables—an absolute abundance of beauty and nutrition!
Here’s a view of the whole garden area from last year, with new raised beds under construction. It isn’t a huge area, but the amount of delicious vegetables she’s able to produce is pretty impressive.
And it isn’t just vegetables. This is the David Austin rose ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’. It smells so wonderful that she planted it next to the bench where he mother loves to sit and read.
Sometimes beauty and food exist in the same space. This bright planting of lettuce looks so great it would be hard to harvest and eat it!
Indoors, a potted lemon tree begins to develop fruit.
I think most of us gardeners can relate to this image and the sheer happiness of having lots of seeds!
The first snowfall in fall signals the end of the gardening season and the time to rest and look forward to the next year’s plantings.
How beautiful is this harvest of homegrown beans?
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