After a long, year break from blogging, I think I’m finally ready to get back to business- the business of growing food and blogging, that is. I’ve taken a year off to rest from the move and to take a good look at what we’re dealing with on our new property. I also needed to watch weather patterns, wind, temps, etc. to get a feel for things.
The soil here needs some help! Naturally, the first thing was a compost bin and that is started. I will be building a much larger one this fall/winter too.
I have a few plants that I’ll need help identifying- Hopefully all you experienced gardeners out there will be able to help with that when I post them.
There are a few things that need to go in the yard, some of which have already been taken out. There was also a few (expensive) tools that were needed as we have moved to a much more rural area- some of those have been purchased. Patrick has traveled a good portion of the year, so it was a good year to gather things needed and to plan, plan, plan. And so that is what I’ve been doing.
We did manage to get the greenhouse up, however! This is the South/East corner of our back yard.
There is still some work to do. The raised bed areas inside and the floor. The beds surrounding the outside need to be built up so no soil washes away over winter (not that it rains a lot here, but still…). I have been giving some thought to what will go in the surrounding beds (on the north side) as these plants need to have good roots to hold the soil- ideas I have so far are Pineleaf Penstemon and Prairie Zinnia, both of which are said to have the root qualities needed. If anyone has any ideas- I’m all ears! Also, since we’ve moved to a much sunnier area, we’ve decided to go solar- a nice science project for my husband and son! We’ll be searching for a good price for the supplies to put this together- again, if anyone has any ideas…we’re all ears!
I’ll be slowly trying to get back into blogging over the next few months- so stay tuned.
As usual- Happy Gardening,
PS- here is a nice album of the greenhouse project 2010