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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sustainable Living is....

Planning the Garden

The Baker Creek Seed catalog came in the mail!!! And yes, I've been page-turning, dreaming about all the seeds I'd like to order and putting out a garden again.

Kenn and I went for a walk and talked about where we'd like to put the garden. We've had it behind the barn, which was good for water access, but not so good for weeding. Out of sight, out of mind and all that.

This year, we're going to put it out kind of in the space between the house and the chicken coop. It will require a long hose for watering, but unless we're up to installing a new water line (which we're not), almost anywhere will require a water hose.
Mississippi Cobb Gem Watermelon

I'm dreaming of tomatoes, green beans, lettuces, and so many other fresh veggies. Maybe we'll even get out some fruit trees. In a perfect world, we'd get a couple of bee hives and plant a special bee garden. Oh! And a butterfly garden. It's so easy and fun to dream. It's so easy to get in over your head, too.

Reality is our garden will have a large patch of tomatoes, some for eating fresh and more for canning; salad fixings - romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, peas; onions, strawberries, squash, and watermelon.
Boston Pickling Cucumber
Hopefully, we will plant some fruit trees this year, looking forward to fresh fruit in 5 or so years.

What does your dream garden look like?

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