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post #41 of 46

I picked 2 radishes today. Hopefully the first of many veggies to come from the garden this summer. :) 

 

I spent a good part of Friday and Saturday in the garden clearing up weeds, planting the last of the potatoes, building a little work table in the garden and started building some trellises. I have hopes that the garden will be much tidier this summer! 

 

I didn't look at the garden Sunday and then this morning I saw all the corn had popped their heads up and were a couple inches tall. Crazy how fast things grow once they get started! 

post #42 of 46
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I pulled several green tomatoes off to pickle them for a dinner I'm throwing wednesday (yard-to-table dinner).


That looks fabulous and I'm so jealous!

I don't even have flowers on my tomato plants yet. greensad.gif Of course, my plants are only about 6" tall so they aren't exactly ready to be supporting tomatoes like the ones in your picture.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by RosieL View Post

I pulled several green tomatoes off to pickle them for a dinner I'm throwing wednesday (yard-to-table dinner).




That looks fabulous and I'm so jealous!

I don't even have flowers on my tomato plants yet. greensad.gif Of course, my plants are only about 6" tall so they aren't exactly ready to be supporting tomatoes like the ones in your picture.


My tomato plants are at that stage too. Someday we'll get tomatoes! 

post #44 of 46

Juise, I know the feeling!!! I've wanted to try the three sisters...will you post pictures of their progress as they grow? 

post #45 of 46

So I heard from a friend who stopped by today that food costs are going up. He had us watch a news clip (was in french or I'd link) that said food costs are on their way up due to various factors: flooding and other bad weather around the world, biofuel production, increase in oil costs, and increased demand. I knew this already (had been aware of it since 2008?) but it was "nice" to be validated. Also, I'm sure this is local for Quebec, but they said if you spend $7000/year on groceries, expect the amount to go up by $400/year. PER YEAR! (We don't spend quite that much per year but we're just 2 people. Throw in some kids and I can see it costing that much!)

 

I don't make money but consider my role as a saver of money. DH has always been on board with gardening but I think he realized today just how much of a difference it can make.

 

I want to stay on top of things this year and keep planting as I harvest out sections. 

post #46 of 46

RosieL, sure thing! I'm not sure how great of an impact the inadequacy of proper space will have, but we'll see. I'll take some pics as we go.

 

Heather, that's one of the reasons we try to grow food. It's also much better for the environment (you can't get any more local than your own yard! thumb.gif ) and healthier, as the food does not lose so many nutrients in transport. I also just plain think it feels good to grow your own food, and DD1 loves helping. I am happy that she is so connected with and understanding of where food comes from.

 

We're raising chickens for the first time this year for all the same reasons. (Just for eggs, not meat.) They're pretty great and it's really exciting... they won't start laying until nearer to Fall, they are still young, but it is going to be WEIRD. We've been vegan for about 8 years, and the thought of eating an egg still really freaks me out, let alone feeding one to my kids. faint.gifBut morally I will have no issues eating our own eggs, I know they have space, I know they are truly organic and truly loved and treated well, and also that the eggs are unfertilized, which I know doesn't seem to bother most people, but really grosses me out. It's still just plain weird, though. redface.gif

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