Between writing furiously and keeping up with the normal chores, I’ve been toying with different parts of the yard, trying to determine where would be the best place for our garden this year.
Last week I picked up some seed packets to start this year’s garden with. Since we had such good luck with our tomatoes last year we thought we’d see how well we could do with an expanded garden this year. (Last year our tomato plants grew–quite literally–as tall as the roof of the house.)
This time around, in addition to the tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and peppers, we’ve decided to section off a part of the yard to grow additional veggies, such as carrots, radishes, cucumbers, watermelon (I know it’s a fruit), zucchinis, and a few other items. In fact, Norm already has started some seedlings for the pepper plants that are probably going to have flowers on them by the time the ground is soft enough to dig in!
We have very fertile soil where we live, and given the news I just read about ever-rising food prices, I’ll be glad to save the money, as well as know where the food is coming from. Depending on how well the crop does, I may have pictures up this year of the garden and such. We’re thinking that if the other stuff grows like the tomatoes did last year that we’ll have to start a roadside farmstand! We also have chickens, as you may or may not know, and are getting a couple of dozen eggs a week. Who knows, maybe we’ll be able to sell eggs as well.
If you happen to know of something that grows well in the northeast that people may not think to try, drop me a line and maybe we can plant some suggestions! (Legal plants, people, LEGAL plants.)