Gluten-Free Organic Garden Update

June 28, 2010 · Filed Under Organic Gluten-Free Gardening 

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Our garden is off to a great start. All of the seeds germinated well, the seedlings are growing, and we have even been harvesting the quick growing salad greens for fresh organic salads. The greens taste so crisp and flavorful when they are freshly picked and consumed with a few vegetables topped with a healthy dressing.

Many of the herbs have been used for cooking and some of the transplanted strawberry plants have produced berries. The berries are so juicy, no sugar is required. As well, medium sized blueberry bushes that we purchased from a heritage sale have lots of green berries that will eventually turn blue. My children seem to be enjoying the process of watching everything come to life in the garden and are asking many questions about the plants and how long we will have to wait to eat everything, especially the berries.

Our two bunnies haven’t taken an interest in the plants, but our Australian Sheppard is quite interested. Unfortunately, she is attracted to the smell of the mushroom manure and is digging holes throughout the garden. We are not really sure how to distract her from her persistent interest in this soil, we thought we may put some soil in another area of our yard to distract her (it will be her area) from the garden. A small fence around the garden may also help to deter her from this area. Hopefully, these strategies will work. Have you had problems with pets in the garden? If so, how did you deter pets from taking an interest in the garden?

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Perennials Currently Blooming In Our Flower garden

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Posts I’m Working On Over the Summer

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2. The Celiac Disease And Scoliosis Connection

Comments

2 Responses to “Gluten-Free Organic Garden Update”

  1. Dia on June 29th, 2010 8:40 am

    Lovely photos!! So glad it’s going well – isn’t gardening a joy? I have ripe currents & strawberries, the raspberries (inc black) are at the end of their season, Marionberries & blueberries are getting close, & the figs show promise!

    My daughter’s husky had no sense of ‘borders,’ so I pushed ~ 2′ long sticks into the ground at 6-8″ intervals. around the beds. He wasn’t digging, just walking through, esp early in the season when plants were fairly low. Your idea of putting some of the compost in an area she can dig, combined with some sort of border around the ‘off limit’ areas would help.

  2. Shelly on June 29th, 2010 9:30 am

    Yes, I find gardening very relaxing and I really enjoy having fresh produce just outside our back door. It is very educational for my children too.

    Thank you so much for your comment and gardening tip:),
    Shelly

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