Finally getting into the swing of things with this new schedule. Although I am starting to think that schedules are overrated and that I need to learn to adapt at a quicker pace. But the weather has been lovely and it is starting to demand my full attention, insisting that we spend every possible moment outdoors…cleaning up the yard, playing with the dog, and dreaming about the garden that will be growing soon.
I am not an educated gardener. I buy seeds, (or if the income allows plants from a nursery) I stick them in the ground, I water, weed, and cross my fingers. Last year we put in 4 6×6 raised beds. One of them went unused because of poor planning on my part. This year I am trying to be more educated about where and when to plant what. My hopes are to actually can/freeze some of the food we grow for next winter…but I have been saying that for about the last 7 years!
I am also looking into some of the local CSA’s (will spend some more time on this concept at a latter date I think). I think that it may allow for me to focus on the few things I can grow and preserve, and not get over done with all the things I would “like” to grow. I think the concept is also great for people who do not have enough space to provide a summer’s worth of bounty.
The spring planning is fun, but I can’t wait to get my hands in the dirt!