posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 09:06 PM
I planted a LOT of flowers this year. I can't afford to buy a lot so I just started trays of seeds.
In the past I've mostly concentrated on veggies and herbs, but this year...I want flowers.
They say flowers are food for the soul, and mine needs some. I've got a small walled off area I'm turning into a fairy garden. It's *MINE* and the
chickens better leave it alone. lol
I did buy them a 6 pack of begonias. They sure do love to eat begonias. I'll put a pot out at a time so they can eat them and they can recover as I
rotate the pots out.
I've got a very cheap mainly PVC greenhouse just covered with plastic. I put down some black mulch and there's a plastic turquoise rug in there.
Making it a bit pretty has encouraged me to spend time there.
This year I am supplying several families with vegetables and eggs.
I just bought a new book on small batch canning. There's a website sbcanning.com that I really like too.
I bought a fig tree 2 years ago. First year I had maybe 5 figs. Last year I had maybe 10. Hopefully I will have enough to at least do some small
batch preserves with.
The apple trees are blooming away, and I hope to get muscadines started this year.
I planted Rudger's, Roma, Beefsteak, and Jellybean tomatoes.
I'll start some Siberians when these trays get empty.
Last year I had maybe 20 varieties but so many of the heirlooms just didn't do well, and I've narrowed it down this year to what I really, really