Catherine Davis

Home Farming Challenge–Preparing to Harvest

A little over three months ago I began the process of creating a home farm for my family using raised beds. At that moment, I knew there would be challenges, setbacks and the possibility of failure. What I hadn’t realized at the time is how amazing it would feel to not only learn how to avoid home farming problems but actually overcome those challenges. Yet, I did, all thanks to the Triscuit Home Farming website. Through videos, community questions with expert answers and crop guides, I was able to build, grow and harvest an incredible assortment of vegetables and herbs. While not all of my crop is ready for picking, I want to share with you what has developed in our little backyard oasis.

First, let’s look back at how our home farm began …

And now, our home farm today …

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my6oydkVj48

As I mentioned in the video, we’ve had such incredible growth with the tomatoes that I wanted to share with our friends and family to avoid letting any go to waste. This past week my parents stopped by to pick a few handfuls of the grape tomatoes for a pasta salad. Next week I’ll be harvesting the onions, carrots, drying herbs and sharing some of our favorite recipes from the farm.

You might also like to know that on August 15th my home farming will be part of a contest where YOU get to vote for your favorite farm. You can visit http://www.bhg.com/blogs/home-farming/ to vote for your favorite very soon, which I of course hope will be mine.



One Response to “ Home Farming Challenge–Preparing to Harvest ”

  1. OMG!!! You’re patch garden is so adorable!! This is so inspiring! My Dad just started his vegetable garden three months ago and he planted okra and chilli and string beans and I am excited to pick it this Christmas; although I really don’t have an idea yet what to cook with it but I am really excited! We are now buying seeds for the nest season.