One of the advantages of living on the farm is that there is plenty of space for a large garden, which Country Boy has taken full advantage of. There are about 80 rows available in the garden. Each row is about four meters long, and all of them have drip irrigation.
Generally we like to grow heirloom vegetables, that is varieties of vegetables that have been handed down for many generations. The seeds can be saved and grown again (unlike hybrid varieties which are found in most nurseries). We like the ethics associated these types of plants, and that you can get heaps of different colours, tastes, and shapes of each vegetable which you will never find in a supermarket because they don’t fit their narrow ideas of what a vegetable should be.
Each year we like to grow a few new types of vegetables just to see what they are like. Country Boy has planted 11 different types of tomatoes this year.
We also consider how much we grew last year and whether it was enough. For example, we had way too many cucumbers last year (over 2000!) so this year we have cut back a little. Also we didn’t have enough broad beans so this year we have planted more