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A peak at my "farmette", and other tidbits

May 29th, 2012 at 03:00 pm

One of my big fantasies is to grow and can tons of awesome organic food for my family. I had great veggies gardens at my last house, but was starting from scratch here at the new house. Starting is always the hardest part! But, this season is starting off okay.

I have built 3 4'x4' raised beds for the tomatoes and peppers, planted potatoes and zucchini in pots, have an 8' x 4' raised bed with carrots, beets, spinach, and lettuce, made a tea 'pea' trellis, which is the bunnies stop eating my pea shoots, will make a fun hiding place for the boys once the peas vine up. I also planted 8 window boxes with cold season lettuce, beets, carrots, and spinach. We've eaten all the lettuce and spinach and remulched them. I might plant onions there next.

We have a half-acre lot in the city (huge by local standards), and my problem issues are lots of trees (shade) and the one sunny spot has to remain grass due to hubby's request. He says it's the soccer field, and he and the kids do run around on it. I'm making do with sunshine around the perimeter of the yard.

I think if I also clear out some of the invasive honeysuckle bushes taking over the side yard, I might have enough sun and room for berry bushes. The wheels are turning.

In other news, I sold two ceiling fans on craigslist for $80. They have been sitting unopened in my garage for a while. That money is going to the car note.

The contractor is coming to finish up my basement office next week. It'll be nice to have a space of my own.

I also finally gave in and applied for the Kroger credit card. I had been considering it because it's my main grocery store, and the card gives you 5 cents off a gallon for gas and quarterly reward certificates for free groceries. Who couldn't use those? I was set over the edge by a big carrot. They're giving me a signing bonus of &5 in free groceries and 25 cents off a gallon for the first three months. It pushed me into action.

7 Responses to “A peak at my "farmette", and other tidbits”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Great work, thanks for sharing!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Nice! I love the pea trellis!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good sure to keep us updated on how th garden is doing.

  4. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    The neighbor's huge tree was shading the last sunny patch in the back until we had a major trim done (with his agreement), so we took out the front grass (too small for much of play) and put in veges. Good space for lettuce, onion, tomato, eggplant, and my several rose bushes! See pics on my blog.

  5. patientsaver Says:

    i love the pea trellis too!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great garden!

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    I love the tee-pea! Big Grin

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