January 22, 2015
Throughout 2014, I have been keeping a gardening journal. Because of that journal and this blog, I hope I will be able to make some changes in 2015 in order to produce more food for our family and our community. My goal is to give away 20% of all we grow this year (including eggs).
Here are some issues and possible solutions:
Tomatoes & Peppers (most things in the greenhouses)
Issue: nothing grew well in the greenhouses this year Possible Solution: duct tape them (Greenhouses did well in ’13. The only difference is I did not duct tape them closed in ’14)
Issue: they never grew very large Solution? (not sure): plant more 🙂
Issues: cantaloupe never grew & want more! Solution: plant in full sun, grow more (I planted cantaloupe at the base of sunflowers (too much shade) and I am growing 9 more types of fruit this year, including two cherry trees and fig trees I ordered this winter.)
Chickens, Eggs, Run
Issues: Lost some chickens Solution: hatch out more chicks . Had to buy eggs from the store : freeze eggs, new pullets . Trouble making sure they had enough grass : designing the run differently
We’ll see if these solutions really do solve anything 😉
Today is the official end of our Persephone Days! Planting starts soon!