As I gazed over the garden today, I kind of wondered how it got so diverse and why. The garden has expanded to include about 45 different varieties of veggies and fruits. And I think....why?
I have portioned off a huge section for squash, why? I don't even like squash that much except in stir fry or pasta dishes.
Radishes, why? except in an occasional salad, I just don't eat them that often, even though I do like them.
Meanwhile I don't grow enough of the things my family loves. Like corn, beans, potatoes and tomatoes.
I think next year, (yes I'm already thinking of next year, and I know I"m not the only one!) I will simplify it and just grow a lot more of the things we love. Two squash plants will be plenty for us. And one packet of radish seeds will more than suffice. Next year will be lots of herbs, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, peas, garlic, onions, lettuce and the fruits. Spinach is a must as well as cabbage. But no more devoting a whole row to exotic things that take up room that we don't use. I'm feeling a little disappointed today. Poor planning on my part.