Year in the vegetable garden
Annette Shrader has the vegetable garden of her dreams. It is 10,000 square feet and has had a high-yielding spring and summer. Now that it is fall planting time, Annette takes time to look back and share successes, and things learned along the way.
Plants Featured in this Clip
Solanum tuberosum (Potato) 'Kennebec' 'Yukon Gold' 'Pontiac Red'
Phaseolus vulgaris (Green Bean) 'Blue Lake'
Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) 'Aussie Bussie' 'Cherokee Purple' 'Jubilee' 'German Johnson'
Solanum lycopersicum (Cherry Tomato) var. cerasiforme 'Sunshine Gold' 'Husky' 'Cherry Red'
Pisum sativum (Pea) 'Mississippi Black Crowder'
Born and raised on a farm, I’ve always appreciated the smell and feel of fresh earth. When we purchased our home 35 years ago, it had some land, but not a single flower. I began the process of plotting and planning garden beds and borders, and have not stopped. Looking out at this mature landscape, it gives me a sense of accomplishment here in my own botanical garden. On her producer role with Volunteer Gardener, Annette says “These are treasured experiences. The passion that people have for their gardens sends me home feeling refreshed, and challenged.