Beyond "Knee High by the 4th of July"

An experiment in vegetable gardening

About Beyond “Knee High by the 4th of July”

June 19th, 2012

I have always wanted to try my hand at growing vegetables.

And as if by magic, but in truth thanks to the Herculean efforts of my family, a beautiful raised bed vegetable garden appeared in my backyard while I was off celebrating my 50th birthday with a friend!

So now to become a vegetable gardener!  Yikes!  No easy feat considering that  previous to this, the sum total of my knowledge of agriculture resided in the very Midwestern saying about growing corn:  “Knee High by the 4th of July”

Since I no longer live in the Midwest and I hope to grow more than corn, I’ve set my sights on moving Beyond “Knee High by the 4th of July”!  So time to start climbing the learning curve.  And how very steep I found it to be!

This blog will chronicle what I’m determined to think of as an experiment in vegetable gardening.

 

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  • Jean Rosenberg says on: July 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

     

    Hi Patricia,
    Had lunch with Francie today and she told me about your blog! It is wonderful. I’m not much of a gardener, but so enjoy reading your experience. I did plant 2 tomato plants and did not know about “suckers”, so I have what they tell me is a hippie plant!
    Go figure….
    I’ll be glad to share any great recipes I have that go with your harvests!
    My best, Jean

    • Patricia says on: July 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm

       

      Great to hear from you, Jean! I’m happy that you’ll be able to garden vicariously through my blog!

      And please please chime in with recipes! Little did I know that not only would this be an adventure in gardening, but an adventure in cooking as well!

      Thanks again!

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Beyond "Knee High by the 4th of July"

An experiment in vegetable gardening