It’s taken three years to finally get my garden groove. Now that we are in our new house, and likely not going anywhere for at least TEN YEARS, I can plan my scheme to “save money and be healthy” by growing some of our own produce because it’s just dirt, stupid. (That’s what I tell myself when I feel overwhelmed by it).
Now, this isn’t going to be one of those magical gardens you pin where everyone in the family composts and we use rain barrels (yet). But I hope it will put a dent in our grocery bill and help me create a supply of herbal remedies and gifts.
Here’s what in seed pots right now:
|Tomato – Brandywine||Bell Peppers||Parsley||Onions – Parma||Muellein|
|Tomato – Yellow Pear||Tomato – San Marzano||Cilantro||Onions – Ruby||Hyssop|
|Johnny Jump-Ups||Chamomile||Echinacea||Feferfew||Lemon Balm|
|Tomatillo||Tomato – Mr Stripey||Cayenne||Broccoli||Mints|
This is only ONE THIRD of the seeds I purchased last year from Urban Garden, Seed Savers Exchange, and Mountain Rose Herbs. There are a handful I can’t plant until after Tater comes (because handling the plant could be problematic to the pregnancy), and others can be direct-sow (like squash, corn, melons).
Using GrowVeg.com, I was able to plot out the area we have alocated for this mayhem. Though, if none of my fruit trees survive the Polar Vortex, #Raspocalypse 1, 2, or 3, I may have more area to grow.
Just a few more seeds to plant. And garden soil to buy. More to come (hopefully) on this project.