Post by winterwhispers on May 11, 2011 23:19:48 GMT -8
Today I bought and put together (with assistance from a good friend from work) a raised garden bed. A few weeks ago my eldest son (Ian, he's just shy of 15) and I started a bunch of seeds and they are very ready to be transplanted. I'm very excited about this venture. As when I was a child we lived with my maternal grandparents on their small farm. I miss it terribly and wish I had my own small farm so I could let the kids loose and teach them all about being completely self sufficient. For now, it's the raised bed in the front yard and containers on the back deck. I'm quite proud of what we've accomplished thus far and hopefully the plants take to the transplanting well tomorrow. I can't wait to start harvesting our bounty of goodies!
Post by winterwhispers on May 12, 2011 17:21:47 GMT -8
Today, I hate myself. Or my body hates myself. Apparently the bit of raking and sliding of boards and screwing them together was too much for my body to handle. Because today, I feel like I was hit by a bus. I did get the plants transplanted, but they better be worth it come summertime! lol
Post by winterwhispers on May 25, 2011 11:59:51 GMT -8
Generally any fruit/veg you grow yourself is going to taste better. And not only taste better, but have a deeper color profile and usually be more nutrient rich. When you grow in a hot house the plants aren't getting direct sunlight and they suffer for it.
My mom has the opposite of a green-thumb. She is probably what Captain Planet actually fears.
BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I think I peed a little My mother was a farm girl, but she only ever grew house plants. She had a coleus plant growing in the bathroom that to date is the largest I've ever seen. My dad, he's got a serious green thumb. If I ever have any questions I can ask him. Last year he grew a tomato plant that was producing 2# tomatoes in a bucket on his deck. My plants seem to be suffering from the high amount of rain we've been getting. they don't look so happy. Only things that seem to be thriving are the sugar snap peas and herbs.