When I came to my dashboard to update this blog, I saw that the last time I posted was for the 2010 3 Day. I've walked 2011 since then, and am training for this year's. (so please give!)
So I figured the blog would be a good way to document that, and also my summer garden and canning adventures. It turns out I may have a bit more free time in the immediate future. So the blog is a great way to get back to writing. I can test out my novel ideas and snippets on all y'all.
First, the garden!
I took the opportunity when we had those warm days in March to clean up, fertilize, and turn over the bed. Last fall I ripped out the huge St. John's Wart plant, and the peppermint that was taking over everything. Here's hoping I can keep up with keeping it gone.
|Here's what left of the perennials: chives, sage, and Greek oregano.|
I am a big proponent of sustainability, so when I heard about Husdon Valley Seed Library I knew I had to order from them. (BTW I heard about them from The Daily Grommet - very cool site.)
They package some of the seeds in "art packs". I bought heirloom variety cucumbers, beans, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, and cilantro.
|Here they are planted in my ghetto homemade seed starters.|