Monday, May 10, 2010

IDC- falling into place

Things are quickly falling into place for the garden and for our trip to Colorado. I can hardly wait. I've been going full speed for about 2 and a half weeks now and I'm more than ready for a mini-vacation. Well, part of it is actually a stay-cation. I've taken a few extra days off work when we get back to recover.
But, it's Monday- time for my usual Independence Days update- and what a busy week it's been!
1. Plant something- tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos and eggplant into the garden. Herbs, medicinals and beneficial insect flowers into their own bed. And the Goth Garden phase 1 installed! I'm waiting until next week to plant a few other things in the garden- I just needed to get little plants in the ground.
2. Harvest something- the first little radishes!! Mmm, tasty.
3. Preserve something- ummm, sanity only this week.
4. Waste not- took extra seedlings to the plant sale, used old newspapers for sheet mulching the goth garden, the usual 3R's.
5. Want not- Received my mini-greenhouse for Mother's Day! At 6x8 feet it isn't huge but I'm anticipating greens well into cold weather here. Other than that, I haven't had much time to be stocking up or storing.
6. Build community food systems- extra seedlings from the plant sale are going to the community food garden at the crisis center. I also encouraged a few people (and a few children) to plant vegetable plants while working at the plant sale. I tried to talk up the ease and benefits of growing your own food.
7. Eat the food- Mmmm.... homemade chili and cornbread with home canned tomatoes, beans, local grass fed beef and home ground cornmeal. Yum.


  1. Hope the time goes by fast! Nice to have time away. It seems to re-energize us again. I can't wait to get some planting done. It's good to read about your garden progress.

  2. You'll be on your stay~cation before you know it. Dont forget your camera! When you get back I hope your new green house is up! Glad to hear the garden is shaping up well!...debbie

  3. Busy, busy you all are. Love the pic few posts back of the robins.


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