Today we’re visiting with Cassie Elliott, who is growing vegetables and also a pair of young gardeners!
Cassie has put in a new vegetable garden, full of delicious produce and learning experiences for young gardeners.
The girls are learning to love gardening already! They’ve been part of building the structure, planting, harvesting, and now drying seeds for next year. Here they are checking on a clump of blooming marigolds (Tagetes patula, annual).
Here is the garden as it looked in the early spring stage of construction. Starting with a fence is a great idea in a new garden, since it keeps deer, rabbits, and other hungry visitors from ever getting in the habit of visiting.
Cassie used as many materials from the adjacent woods as possible in building the raised beds and other structures in the garden. Doing this creates a great-looking garden, cuts down on costs, and helps the garden feel like an integrated part of the surrounding landscape.
Ripening cherry tomatoes are ready for harvest.
Abundant harvests of fresh vegetables have come in from the garden. Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes and peppers.
The girls have just harvested beets. What a fantastic experience for them to learn about gardening and where their food comes from!
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