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Heritage Seeds

..oops..I think I meant heirloom seeds..just noticed it. WHen I say ‘heritage’ you think ‘heirloom’

We are changing some things up this year with regard to the garden..we got some heritage seeds so hopefully we will be able to keep some of the produce and have some seeds for next year. We will be growing our usual veggies and augmenting with these. We said we would not start any indoors this year but it looks like that may change!

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..man..I posted this online last night with a mobile app and a couple of things went wrong..it double posted then it did not upload the picture of the front of thee seed packs..which actually say what they are specifically..they are all fairly normal with the exception of a blue tomato..The guys selling them had pictures of the actual produce and it looked really neat so I wanted to give it a try myself!

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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in Gardening, produce

 

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First Strawberries of the Year

..with all these strawberries..I might get a handful of strawberries. not enough for jam.

Walking around the yeard today..and..well..here we are..the 2nd week of May and we officially have a strawberry from the starwberries we planted last fall.  The strawberries have already been victim of a rabbit attack where an offending rodent chewed off 70% of the leaves from the plants but none of that mattered today as we officially have a berry! We are not expecting much but strawberrires come back year after year so we wanted to get started..the strawberries are in a spot where they get maximum sunlight too..so in future years it will hopefully produce!

before I picked it..and ate it..so good.

yummy and sweet!more on the way too!!more on the way too!!

 

..with all these strawberries..I might get a handful of strawberries. not enough for jam.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Gardening, produce

 

2 garden boxes

A* and I got started on our veggie garden today…actually it has been a week long process but today we got the garden actually started. Last week I made some garden boxes..I bought some 2×10’s and added some support in the corners so it would not collapse. I did not use pressure treated or treat the wood myself since I do not want chemicals in my food growing area..at least not chemicals I don’t add on purpose. I went with 4×4 boxes. We are doing raised boxes because the ground around here is not great for digging or growing..this is really our first attempt at growing food so we wanted to keep it really simple and after investigating this seemed like the best way to start. After the boxes were built I place them where they were going to go and dug up the area underneath. After that we got in the truck and went and got $60 worth of organic soil..then home and filled the boxes up..we did not pack it down and kept the soil loose..as we filled it we watered slightly…no problems..then we left it for a couple of days as we finalized what we wanted to grow and where.

need to make some supports for the climbing veggies now!

We settled on easy to grow veggies to start..some from seeds and some from transplants. We bought 6 tomato seedlings and from seed we started bush beans, summer squash, beets, zuchinni, lettuce, spinach and onions. We followed the directions on the seed packets and planted it all!..and now we wait.

..grow baby grow!

..while we waited I also got a start on a perimeter fence..Less is more so I cut off some hardwood trees that were thin enough and hammered them into the ground 8 feet apart..now we need some actual fencing..either way it is a start so hopefully in a couple of months we will have something to eat!

 
 

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