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Happy new month / June 2020

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Happy June and a very happy summer, you guys!

This morning I was at the vegetable garden and after finishing the work I had to do, I took a few shots to share with you!

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It is not a huge garden but if things go well it should be more than enough for our home! At this point the onions bed is the most green one while okras, right next to it are doing alright too.

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We have a couple of tomato plants that survived the winter and have now the first tiny tomatoes on them but the new plants are blooming too.

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Zucchini and cucumber are getting there, although they are still pretty small. All the plants are grown from seeds that we collected from last year's harvest but the greenhouse I had built, was destroyed during our move, last year. So our seedbed was outdoors and obviously they delayed a bit to sprout.

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Nevertheless we are pretty proud for not buying a single plant even though we had to put into the ground some really tiny ones :)

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Last but by no way least are a few colorful corns that a friend brought to us from a trip to Mexico and although only 4 seeds sprouted we are looking forward to see the outcome!

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So that's how things are today in our garden but I want to take you 5 weeks back on April 27, to show you how all this started!

This is how the plot looked like, full of wildings and a couple of last year's plants that made it throw the winter.

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And that's the piece of machinery used to put things in order :)

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Of course if you have read some of my previous farming posts or if you just notice the unfamiliar way I an holding it, you'll know that tiller is not my favorite tool and this way of setting up a garden is in contradiction with my hugelkultur project that I told about, last month.

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But I have to admit that it is much quicker, it works well and in some occasions it is the best solution.

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If you have your own garden story to share, you might as well join Hive Community Garden Journal Challenge hosted by @simplymike!

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All the pictures and the words are mine.

Thank you for reading and if you want to know more about me you can check out my introduction post.

Commenting, upvoting and rebloging are highly appreciated!

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