Today we’re in northeastern Pennsylvania visiting with Scott.
Growing up I had very little exposure to gardening, aside from my annual 2- to 3-week vacation to my father’s house in southern Mississippi, where he had a small produce farm. For the past few years I’ve dabbled with putting a store-bought tomato and/or pepper plant in my yard with very little effort, which led to very little return.
In December of 2021 a switch flipped, and I really upped my gardening game! Although my veggies weren’t as abundant as I would have liked, I grew flowers like it was my second job this year. My main goal for next year is to improvise my yields on vegetables, focusing on tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers.
The summer garden has flowers—here, some snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus, annual).
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) are blooming like crazy. A katydid seems to be enjoying the show as well.
Grow lights are all ready to provide good homes for houseplants and to start vegetables for the next year’s garden.
If you want to see more from Scott’s garden, check out his Instagram: @nepa_garden_patch
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