Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our Garden


We’ve had small gardens in the past – mostly tomatoes and peppers – but this year we’re putting in the “big one”. Well, at least it’s big for us. A neighbor man with a tractor plowed it for us. He only wanted $5. We convinced him to take $20 because he saved us A LOT of backbreaking work.

It is well fertilized since we strategically positioned it where we raised 2 pigs and kept the floorless chicken coop last year. We’ll also use natural fertilizer from our goats, sheep, llamas, rabbits and chickens.

We are planting tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, butternut squash, string beans, watermelon, and cantaloupe. If we have room, we’ll add brussel sprouts and other cool weather crops in July.
The fence around the garden is electric netting to keep the roosters out. Based on how fast they ate my hostas, they'd devour our new garden plants in a flash!

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