Vacations are supposed to be a break, but how can I let go of what I love so much! Food of course! FRESH FOOD! Like the kind I grow in my backyard.
The last time I went to Maine, we ate out and tried everything. This time, we ate in and cooked it all!
Good morning, SuperKasey. Today is the Monday morning after a short week. Also, the CEO at my office has been out of the area for many days of the past two weeks, so she’s in “LET’S COMPLETE ONE MILLIONS TASKS!” mode. I only have time to leave a quick note for you (and for those of you following this gardening battle). Here comes some link-dumping.
Hey there, SuperKasey. I hope you are enjoying this weather. Your view on pest control was good to read, and I’m glad to know that frogs eat slugs. To answer your question, I am going organic with my crops. I’m not intensely devoted to the organic trend, but if I’m growing a little garden on my own, it doesn’t make sense to me to use inorganic materials to pump it up or protect it. Plus, those things cost money. I’m more interested in finding natural, cheap or non-chemical ways of growing things.
Organization is a problem for me. In general. In life. I can be organized when I wish to be, but at heart I am a chaotic entity (some have said I worship at the feet of the goddess Discord). Having said that, I knew that this garden thing had to be more orderly than my sock drawer. I read about many people’s efforts to keep things neat and tidy, and I talked to a few gardeners.
I’m glad to read that everything is going so well! Your note reminded me of a time you came to visit and we were getting ready to go out. You found me in the veggie garden, my hair all over in the place in my nice summer dress and looked at me so quizzically. Do you remember that?
I was picturing you in your suit in the yard and feel like the understanding is there now.
Now to your concerns on pest control.
Welcome to the society of dirty knees!
The weather is finally warming up here, and so I can actually begin to think about planting. Thank goodness!
I’m doing a mixture of seedlings and plants as well. What you said is true. Most one-time harvests with little or no firm shoot goes straight into the ground (i.e. lettuce, carrots, onions, etc). The trick is having good seeds to plant.
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Tagged broccoli, carrots, heirloom, heritage, onions, organic, peppers, seedlings, seeds, tomatoes