Friday, February 27, 2009

Gardening Class Finished

Life can now resume.

I figured out how to plant our garden this year. I had the soil all properly amended at the old house. It was painful to let the grass take over that garden patch. You know how birth pains fade? Letting grass take over a garden patch pain does not fade. We have a very clay-ey soil here. Instead of amending the soil we are just going to plant in containers, the whole garden. This way we can have a garden over the septic field. I did also learn a lot getting ready for this class. The new gem was growing potatoes in a pot. It works. And with grow lights you can grow them inside the house year round. Yes, year round. Even DH is on board with that plan. I learn so much getting ready for classes.

Now to order the apple trees and figure out where to place them. What kind? Standard? Dwarf? Semi-dwarf? put along the fence? put in the pasture? I think I figured out where the raspberries, blueberries and the currants will go. Rhubarb will go on Blueberry Hill in between the pine trees because we don't mow there anyway.

The new question is where am I going to put the strawberry patch? Haven't even started that process but I did find the old horse manure pile for the fertilizer.

And are we going to grow grapes?


NatalieHemingway said...

Summer pickin at Dana's everyone!!! :)

Krista said...

That's what I'm thinking!

Letting grass grow over a garden is hard. My poor garden in Midland was still producing when we left Michigan. I can only hope that the people who moved in after us appreciated all of my hard work!

The Amayesings said...

What does DH stand for? I am assuming it is something along the lines of "Husband", but what?

How fun to have the space and knowledge to be so productive. You are awesome!!!

Tulip Girl said...

Dear Husband


Darn Husband

depending on how he is doing. ;)


The days are so different. Instead of mess and homeschool teaching I have a DH working from home and quiet until 2:54 when #6 (who is 10)...