Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Not too much longer...

I'm getting antsy to get into the garden, but alas I must have patience.   We have a shorter growing season up here on the mountain due to a later frost date.  That's ok, it gives us a little more time to plan and prepare.


Homestead Revival featured this book on a recent post.  I mentioned to Eric that Amy highly recommended it while lamenting that I am such a novice gardener.  He surprised me with it the other day. :-)  {He is so sweet!}

Even though I have read a lot of books about gardening, I am really still such a beginner.  This book by Ron and Jennifer Kujawski has already been very helpful.  Now I just need to remember to refer to this book each week to know what I should be doing.


All winter long we add organic material to the garden.  Around the beginning of April we Matt runs the rototiller through it to turn everything in.  Look at that lovely, dark soil.


Here is a sneak peak at some of the things that we will be planting.  I was so happy to find these seeds by Botanical Interests.  Some are organic, but all are NON GMO!


Sometimes the littlest goats find their way out through the electric fence.  I'd really like to plant some pumpkins just outside of the garden fence since they take up a lot of room, but I'm not so sure that they will be safe.  Why browse on blackberry, salmonberry, alder, etc, when you have delicious things growing in and around the garden? 


I am, however, planning on having a mini herb garden in a pot up on our deck.  That will make using fresh herbs a cinch.

What are your gardening plans?  Large or small I hope you enjoy a bountiful harvest!

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