Hello! The silence? That was the sound of sweet, sweet progress. Thank you for all your grow box advice. I took many of your suggestions to heart, specifically Carol's, who talked about only growing exactly what we will eat and sticking to the basics. Where I come from, you go big or you go home. If you can't grow enough to fill your freezer and supply the neighborhood, why even try? I have been trying to shake those thoughts (self sabotage that extends to more areas of my life than I care to think about)-- this is city living! We have no room for big. We have room for middle-size. That means peas and greens until it gets warm and then tomatoes and basil and maybe some peppers for the summertime. I'm hoping to pull off a small winter plant (garlic, greens, etc) but we'll have to see. I'm going to leave all the freezing and canning and pickling for the u-pick fields.
Anyway. March is my month! And even though it took us two weeks to build that dang box (and shovel 1/2 the crap that's sitting in the driveway), I have high hopes for more middle-sized steps around here. I'll settle for middle-ish masquerading as teeny, tiny steps.
I would like to do some sewing. I'm going to to try and make that happen soon.
In the meatime:
- Simple Organic
- The always helpful, You Grow Girl
- For you locals, Portland Nursery is hosting Vern Nelson for Kitchen Garden Consultations.