Gardening: Goal Number Six

One of the things that I would like to do is to grow almost all of our own food. I currently do minimal gardening on our tiny lot, but intend to do more this spring. I very much enjoyed having all of the salad fixings coming from my own garden last year. The salads tasted wonderful, and were so much healthier than the chemical laden fruits and vegetables that come from the grocery store.

I started composting last year, and will continue with that venture this year. It will be a lot cheaper than having to buy all of that dirst each year. The soil on my lot leaves a lot to be desired, but I can build it up with compost.

I want to learn succession planting, which is a means to expending your growing season. This will mean more food grown at drastically lower prices than purchasing from the grocery store. I can cover each plant before the last frost with plastic milk jugs. I can also make cold frames for after the last frost.

I have decided that, budget pending, I would like to begin planting only organic, heirloom and open pollinated varieties of seeds. I do belive that this will be healthier for us.

Shannon

P.S. If you have any tips or questions, please post them in the comments section. Thank you.

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Writing (or any number of other activities that could lead to possible income): Goal Number Three

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Greening: Goal Number Five

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Helping Others: Goal Number Nine