Inspired by Stephany over at Naturally Simple Living I've decided to put together a page here on the blog to track our 2011 gardening progress.
You can find it by clicking the link at the top of the main page of our blog. It's titled, creatively enough, our 2011 gardening.
Here is where we are so far in our progress: we've ordered the seeds.
Yes, we've ordered our seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange. I wish I could tell you what particular varieties we've selected, but the Hubster placed the order and consequently received the email confirmation and I haven't yet seen the full listing. I was involved in the selection and final order, but honestly my memory is weak these days. After all, I'm now operating on 6.5 years of not having a full night's sleep. The joys of being a mama! :)
Here is the general listing and I'll update it with specifics later on:
- bell peppers
- jalapeno peppers
- green beans
- acorn squash
In addition we still have the following perennials:
- apple trees
Once again I have plans to dig up part of the remaining grass in the front yard and convert it to gardening space. Since the baby girl is a bit older this year I think I can pull it off. After all, she only naps once a day right now.
We also have plans to dig up and move the strawberries. They'll be residing in the two beds alongside the driveway after their relocation.
The bed they had been in is in need of rebuilding and that's just too difficult to do with the strawberries in residence. They also need to be thinned and that's a great time to do it.
We have a few other beds that need rebuilding as well. I write as if I'm involved, but really the Hubster handles all the construction. I do mix the soil and move that, so I guess I'm involved to some extent.
If memory serves, those are the only big projects we have on slate for 2011.
Here you see our 2011 garden plan. I don't have a scanner right now since we upgraded our desktop computer and the scanner we did have is no longer compatible. You can click on the pictures to open a larger version.
part 1 showing the backyard raised beds
part 2 showing the beds in the side yard along the driveway
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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