Monday, June 28, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait and then Hurry.....

That seems to be how gardening is: Hurry up and wait and then hurry....
We are in the thick of the season. We harvest about 20 pounds of spring lettuce a week. We wish we had planted more. We sell it for $5.50 a pound. We have also been selling new potatoes, green beans, squash and beets. We are informally starting a CSA- hope to create a nice community market for that.
We are having fun meeting new folks through the market garden. We put a produce sign out at the end of the driveway yesterday, and sold a bunch of beets and green beans and best of all met a new neighbor. We like this area more and more.
Tomorrow we go to the Farmers Market in Knoxville with beets, gr. beans, lettuce, sprouts, potatoes, squash and cukes.
We will go for our kitchen certification also. Who knows what we will come up with . Lots of ideas rolling around.
Still have small things to finish on the house and Ron has a remodeling job- not good timing but thankful anyways.
We are continuing to work on our website: HerbandPlow as a homesteading educational site. Big on ideas little on time.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Right after we moved into the house, we drove over to see our daughter, Sarah who is 6 months pregnant. She looks great and is so excited. Then we drove down to Charleston, SC to see my 88 year-old mother. She is amazingly spry and can keep up on a 1 1/2 mile walk with no problem. Enjoyed the beach and surf, too.

We have moved in to our new home. Still a few odds and ends to finish. The garden is flourishing. Preparing for insect and fungus problem by having Gardens Alive Shield-All and rotenone/pyrethium on hand.

We are selling about 10 pounds of spring lettuce a week. New potatoes, greens, beets, onions and yellow squash are coming on, too.
Our article in Rural Heritage was in the May/June addition. I am working on another now for Rural, Market Gardening and signed a contract with BackHome Magazine for my article, Finding a Usable Piece of Land. I am not sure when it will be published.

oing after the weeds systematically every day makes it much easier. If we weed something everyday, we are not overwhelmed with huge weed patches and the garden is so beautiful.



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