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What’s Your Favorite??? March 11, 2009

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veggiesWhat’s your favorite type of plants to grow?  Flowers, vegetables, berry bushes, trees or shrubs?

I really don’t have a favorite and I’ll try almost anything.  I spend most of my time concerting of the vegetables but probably enjoy the flowers more.  But I really like eating the berries while I’m watering.  In fact most of the berries never make it to the kitchen.

So what’s your favorite?

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Catalog Order Day February 15, 2009

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veggiesThis morning was plant and seed catalog ordering day.  After spending sixweeks reviewing all the catalogs I’ve received I went with just one for the whole order, Gurney’s.  I’ve had good luck with Gurney’s in the past and I couldn’t beat their $25 early order discount.

We plan on really expanding the vegetable gardens this year so I ordered things I never have before.  I’m also adding lots of berry’s this year.  I had good luck with the raspberries that I planted last year and will be adding more of them along with blueberries and blackberries.

Since most of my flower beds are pretty well established I just ordered a few seed packs.

Everything should start arriving in a couple of weeks.  Shortly after that the real work will begin.

I want a farm October 6, 2008

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OK, maybe not a real farm, but at least five to ten acres.  I want enough room to have vegetable beds and greenhouses.  There are so types of vegetables and fruits and berries that I would love to grow and eat.  I would like fruit trees.  I don’t have any place to put any now without cutting down elm trees that range in age from 100 to 35 years old. 

I would really love to have chickens and goats.  Our town won’t let us have either in the town limits.  I would need enough space to keep them seperate from our dogs.

I guess I shouldn’t complain.  I know I have a lot more room to garden than say someone living in an apartment in the inner city.  I do have a greenhouse and vegetables beds, I just can’t grow everything I’d like.  I can keep buying fresh eggs and milk from the local farmers.  Now all I need to do is find a friend with fruit trees and trade with them.