Seed Time! with update

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Today’s the day I dream of since Christmas.  It’s time to order my seeds.

I’ve had amazing success (despite my haphazard habits) with seeds from this company.  They have soil amendments and nutrients that have produced incredible results in my kitchen garden and two raised beds.

My shopping list this year includes

Spring:  Atomic Red Heirloom Carrot, French Breakfast Heirloom Radish, Snowball Heirloom Cauliflower, Little Marvel Heirloom Pea, Di Ciccio Heirloom Certified-Organic Broccoli

Summer: Jalapeno M Heirloom Certified-Organic Pepper, Early Sweet Sugar Pie Pumpkin, National Pickling Heirloom Cucumber, Chives Heirloom Certified-Organic Herb, Acorn Queen Heirloom Certified-Organic Squash, Crenshaw Heirloom Cantaloupe, Crimson Sweet Heirloom Watermelon, Aji Dulce Heirloom Pepper, Costoluto Fiorentino Heirloom Tomato, Cocozelle Italian Zucchini Heirloom Squash, Chioggia Heirloom Certified-Organic Beet, Asian Yard Long Asparagus Pole Heirloom Bean, Martian Giant Slicer Heirloom Certified-Organic Tomato 

Experiment of the year:  Violetta Di Chioggia Heirloom Artichoke Seed 

Every year I seem to think I have much more acreage than I do but we’ll see if I can fit it all in!!!

Cedar Garden Arbor

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Qualified assistance at it’s best

I’ve been thinking about building a trellis for awhile.  After planting pumpkin and butternut squash in our two raised beds an

d having them trail up a lovely piece of chicken wire (supported by a broom handle when the fruit got too big) I started thinking of a permanent structure.   As usual, my thoughts went to lofty, complicated and usually expensive solutions involving trips to the depot, digging big holes and concrete.  And I wonder why my husband cringes when I start talking about these things.

Well, my neighbor just finished a cool cedar play set for our local elementary school constructed of reclaimed wood from our local nature center.  I attacked him as he got home one day with a load of extra poles.   He graciously relented to my pleading for enough poles to build my structure.

My three kiddos started their home school day with a lesson in working together as we hauled the poles down the street together to the back yard.