Monday, March 29, 2010


I am so excited the outdoor peas, lettuce and spinach is sprouting. The broccoli is still producing. One cauliflower bolted but another head is forming on one of the three plants. The garlic could be used now as green garlic. The strawberries are budding with fruit.

Indoors in addition to the lettuce, cabbage, celery and tomatoes that had already sprouted the eggplant and green peppers are starting to sprout. The biggest dilemma now is where I will put the plants in the garden. I only have 160 squares in the garden. Funny the book says one 4x4 will feed one I have 10 4x4. However we are wanting to get enough to can. Dream big!!

I am going to try some of the tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets. Not the upside down just the buckets mainly because I have them and I will have so many plants. I will be looking for more 5 gallon buckets. Also as a reminder to my self I may use the area where the boxes from the back were removed (not enough sun) for extra squash plants as they may get enough sun and need 3 square feet.

Today my plan is to get school done and some gluten free baking.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Indoor plants

These were started on March 16th!!

These are my experiment of the day- I took the plants I had to thin and tried planting them. If it works out I will have another 52 tomato plants!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What next?

Things are changing. Spring is in the air. I know this because my eyes are swollen and I am itching. Dan is outside now building boxes for my garden. I know he is doing this as a gift to me because to my surprise I found out I love to garden even if I am allergic to everything. I have 150 plants growing in my laundry room to hopefully transplant to the garden.

We have a life now of uncertainity. Dan is going to be going to school on the weekends to hopefully increase his income. However, if it works out it will change our lifestyle competely. The only thing I know for now is that God is in control and works good for those who love him.

I am excited about the plants in the laundry room actually sprouting. Yet at the same time kicking my self for not starting them in February. I hope to get enough from the garden to really make a dent in our food bill. Dan said the taste difference is enough to make it worthwhile plus the enjoyment I get from playing in the garden. I started to say dirt but that is not true as I can not stand to have dirt on me. Which makes me think I should have started experimenting with hydroponics.

That thought made me go look up hydroponics I see a the pretty plants and think I could do this in my basement. Then reality sets in you can not even keep up with the laundry now how would I find the time to tend the garden in the basement.

Can you catch ADD? I do believe I have.

Right now I plan to be better at actually harvesting the garden. Planting for all seasons. And also canning from the farmer's market.

I have a plan to start a coop for my friends to save us all money and get better produce from the farmers market. However, I am having trouble getting a plan together. Everytime I think now is the time we will have vehicles break down to the point of only having one vehicle running and whoever has to be at work is the priority.

Also I plan to be better at blogging to know what works in my garden. This is already in jeopardy as we have lost the usb cord to my camera and can not remove photos from the camera. That is the easiest fix if I can get the car to go to the store to get another cord.

I am posting this as a accountabilty that I will have to get these things done.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Future of homeschooling???

I love the way this blogger presents her information. Please read this if you are a homeschooler and/or you believe in having freedom. I believe we have the right to choose if we want to homeschool, private school or public school. I also believe as a parent we have a "right" to decide what our children are exposed to. I tried to be "heard" in the public school for my children it was a hard battle one that made me decide to homeschool. I think the government control at a national level makes it harder for the local school to meet the needs of the students, teachers and community in terms of helping all excel.

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