Dad's Garden - 2015
Here is my dad's garden. He tries to approach gardening from a methodical viewpoint, but nature is wild and does not share his views. I have photographed his garden over several months, so each season a new plant is cultivated.
Here are some alternate shots of the garden, as of June:
As a reference, here is my dad's photo of his garden back in October of 2014:
The coolest thing about a garden is not only the freshness of the vegetables, but the convenience. If we wanted lettuce for our sandwiches, we literally walked outside and picked as many leaves as we needed, and the plant would later grow new leaves for us to eat.
These vegetables were planed in the winter, according to my dad, so they can flourish in the cooler season. My dad had a multitude of plants, and the ones I managed to photograph are below: Kale, Green Leaf Lettuce, Broccoli, Spinach, and Turnips:
He also planted Carrots, Zucchini, and Cucumber, but those were already harvested before I managed to take any photos.
Fast forward four months, and the garden now has new plants that thrive in the sun. Back in May, we had weeks of rainfall, so this caused many of the vegetables to grow like crazy, especially the cucumber and zucchini. At times, my dad would yield five cucumbers that were twice as fat as the ones at the grocery stores.
There are many vegetables that are growing now, but I only took photos of the ones that I can easily find underneath the thick brush: Cucumber, Cantaloupe, two varieties of peppers (I will amend this when I get the names later), Pomegranate, Swiss Chard, Zucchini, Corn, Green and Red Okra, Limes, and Beets.
There were also Blackberries, Garlic, Honeydew, and Tomatoes, but I will wait for those to mature before taking more photos.