Gardens are a large part of Appalachian culture. Families have grown large gardens for generations because the mountains are not known for enormous farms like much of the South, but more subsistence style farming. Gardens continue that tradition today.
No longer out of need in most cases, folks plant their own gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor with fresh vegetables and even some fruits. Most common here in the mountains of Murphy NC are your typical suspects such as corn, beans, cabbage, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, blackberries, apples, and much more. According to the North Carolina Extension Office, our average growing season here in the Murphy and Andrews area is 159 days, giving you the perfect opportunity to grow lots of goodies 🙂
Things link canning, freezing, drying, and much more are ways you can enjoy fresh vegetables are year around. The wonderful thing about real estate in the mountains that if you want to have your own garden, we can help you find a home that has the perfect place to grow your own garden! Just let us know its something you want to do, and we’ll take care of the rest!
If you would like more information on gardening in the mountains of Murphy and Andrews, you can call our local NC Extension Office at 828-837-2917. The folks there are a tremendous help!