I’ve fallen in love with gardening all over again.
As many of you know, 2014 was the first year I ventured into the world of deep-mulch gardening.
Considering it’s October, I figured it was time to take final inventory of my experience and type out my thoughts and revelations (mostly because I know I’ll forget come next year…)
To sum it up?
Deep mulch gardening is the best thing that’s ever happened to my garden.
I LOVE IT. I will NEVER go back to bare dirt gardening. Never, ever, ever.
To read a little background on this my crazy mulching adventure and to learn more of the specifics of this whole deep mulch thang, check out this post where I talk about mulching for the first time, and then this post where I give a mid-summer mulching update.
For those of you who are curious about my final yields and such, here are all the nitty-gritty details—>
2014 Yields from My Deep Mulch Garden
Keep in mind, I have a rather small garden plot. We have plans to expand, but have to build a literal fortress around anything we try to grow (because of wild critters and our barnyard critters), so while putting in a second plot is on the “list,” it hasn’t happened quite yet! However, I had impressive yields, even from my small plot!
By far, this was the best onion year I’ve ever had. I planted two long rows of purple onion sets and one row of sweet yellow onions. The were SO happy and grew like crazy. My yellow onions were HUGE and just as pretty as the ones you can find at the store.
Now comes the sad part of the story… Our lovely turkey apparently has an affinity for onions, and wiped out nearly the entire harvest before I realized what had happened.… [Continue Reading]