• Two plantings of Carrots, so we don't get them all at the same time.
  • Four varieties of Lettuce, under shade cloth. Lettuce doesn't like the hot sun.
  • Young cucumber plants. In a month they will have grown to the top of the trellis.
  • A single basil plant. You get a lot of basil from just one plant.
  • Three Zucchini plants. Anyone who has grown zucchini knows this is PLENTY for a family of two. It is enough for a family of eight!
  • Three varieties of bell pepper. We pick mostly green peppers, but if the summer is hot enough, we will get some red peppers. Green peppers are just unripe red peppers.
  • Garlic is unique, in that it is planted in the fall. It develops a bit before winter sets in, and then starts growing as soon as spring arrives. It also gives two edible crops - the garlic itself, and garlic scapes. I just cut ours yesterday, and took a photo. Once I post it. I'll add a link to the image here.
  • French Fingerling Potatoes. If you have never tried French Fingerlings, you don't know what you are missing. Buy far my favorite potato. They are also more prolific than regular potatoes. 2 1/2 pounds will yield about 50 pounds.
  • Four varieties of Tomatoes. For both peppers and tomatoes we use plastic mulch. Both are heat loving crops, and the plastic keeps the soil warmer.
  • We have grown Celery for a few years now, with great success. It has to be kept moist to stay tender and not get bitter, hence the shade cloth. So far this has been a good celery year weather wise in New Hampshire - cold and rainy!

Master The Second Half

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This photo shows half of the vegetable garden at Distant Hill Gardens.
Here is a link to a photo showing the other half of the garden.


jw4lk, auguste96, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. yvie.cee 46 months ago | reply

    Great image. What a very tidy and well organised garden you have. Well done.

  2. sebastian1932 45 months ago | reply

    Very neat, well done.

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