End of 1st season using Mittleider Method in our new house

First skiff of snow bringing our 1st gardening season in our new home to an end.

We had a very productive and successful summer thanks to Jim Kennard (President of The Food for Everyone Foundation), Youtube’s LDSPrepper (David Gilmore) and their teachings of the Mittleider Gardening Method.

I had many, many reservations leaving my previous home. I had invested a great deal in the landscaping and specifically the garden. It was because of Jim Kennard’s example and inspiration that I knew we could have a successful garden without having to wait another several years for the soil to build up.

We moved into this property in April and it wasn’t until the end of June that we had the infrastructure in place to start gardening. In our very short growing season, we were able to harvest and can

  • several jars of green beans, corn, and pumpkin.
  • We harvested several pounds of potatoes.
  • Many, many watermelons, cantaloupe, and honeydew.
  • Tons of yellow squash and a couple of Oregon Sweet Meat squash (GET THAT if you don’t have it!).
  • Some peppers, tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers
  • and the best strawberries we’ve ever had!
  • We’ll be able to hit the ground running next spring with the infrastructure already in place and do even better next year. I can hardly wait!

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