December 29, 2014
This week was quite mild so I was able to get a lot done in the garden. I weeded, mulched, and added some manure to the garden (cleaned out the coop). I moved some raspberry canes. They spread a lot this summer and needed to be reigned in.
First, I pulled them from the pathway where they spread.
The roots spread really far. On the roots, I found more nodes. Yay 🙂 Now, I’m already thinking of where else I can plant raspberries because I assume they will continue to spread each year. It’s difficult to see because all of the chlorophyll is leaving the leaves but here is the row of newly transplanted raspberry shoots. I still need to put up a trellis. I harvested more kale and wild onions.I made some marinara sauce with these.
One exciting thing that happened this week — I received my seed order!!!
Root veggies: beets, carrots, and onions (I still have some onions seeds from last year and PLENTY of wild onions)
Leafy Greens: two types of lettuce, spinach, and cliantro (free packet) New plant: ground cherries (anyone have success/experience with these?) Squash: summer & winter Melons: watermelons and cantaloupe Tomatoes: I hope I didn’t go overboard 😉 Peppers Brassicas: Kale, broccoli, and two types of purple cabbage Cucumbers Peas Corn and flowers Snap beans I am (always) trying to grow more food for my family and community. I am adding seven more beds this year. In all, I spent about $130 on this order of seeds. It may seem like a lot of money but considering the fact that we eat mainly vegetables, fruit, and grain (no meat or dairy on a regular basis), $130 for a year’s supply of food for my family of 8 is pretty good 🙂
The bad thing about buying seeds is that as soon as they come in, you want to plant them!
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