Category Archives: Garden

A new adventure for us, but like most things we jumped in with both feet. You will get the good, the bad and the ugly.
Enjoy.

Can’t wait until I can pick this right out of the warm sunny garden again. Missing some kale that tastes like kale and not a refrigerated truck.!

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Planting new seeds

As I review pictures of last years garden, I am able to see clearly what worked and what didn’t work. Alas, procrastination did not work for me again! Who knew???

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I missed out on SOO many opportunities – I won’t go into all of them, but suffice it to say I am aware and awake and pray this coming year I am a better steward of the bounty God has given us. Some things I will try more of: freezing, canning, weeding (as it will give me better production) and co-planting of herbs and flowers to keep those pesty bugs down.

I guess this begs the question how do you battle procrastination? I only know one way – do something right now! And what can I do on January 4 to be a better steward of my garden? Plan my seed starting, planting, trans-planting calendar RIGHT NOW so I do not procrastinate in being best prepared for the maximum production.

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And of course it sure helps that I already received my Baker Creek Seed catalog in the mail (request one, they send it for free!), and that my husband totally rocks when it comes to having a vision for our garden. Last year I “experimented” with some new things…Meh…not so much this year. I am only growing what we eat.

Kale; lots, Chard, Spinach, Lettuces,Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant (Japanese), Carrots, Radish, Turnips, Beets, Peas, Cukes, Herbs and of course ASPARAGUS – totally different blog.

We have totally abandoned any hope for zukes or squash. After last years squash beetle infestation we are hoping we give the garden a year to recuperate. Ugh.

And we are only adding one new thing: sweet potatoes. I know nothing about them. More will be revealed.

I have decided I am not contributing to the plastic problem and I will use egg cartons for seed starters. If you are near me, please save your cardboard egg cartons for me. And we are placing an order for a bag or organic manure from our local horse farmer who has organic manure Grace Meadow Farms (he delivers!) to use for “potting soil”.

I found a GREAT little calendar to help set my dates for seeds and planting. And this worked for me perfectly, because after I finished hand calculating everything I found this great tool on the Old Farmer’s Almanac website and I was spot on with every date!

So basically we start seedlings as early as February 8th, which is SO invigorating to my spirit! That is only a few weeks away!! YAHOO!

So, planting new seeds. New seeds for my own growth into more responsible and more attentive habits, and more self-discipline which will all contribute to the growth in my garden. As soon as I get these dates entered into my calendar widget you will know everything I am doing. At least that’s the plan.