Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spring Planting

Still More to Do

~ Today was surprisingly sunny and warm. I got a bit sunburned mowing/edging the lawn, turning the rest of the vegetable garden, composting, weeding and getting more of the spring planting done. This year we've planted potatoes, carrots, beans, peas, radishes, onions, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, corn, peppers, cauliflower, and cabbage. Many herbs too. A few last stragglers, especially broccoli, still to be done.

My wife and I are teaching our granddaughter how to garden. It matters, I think, that our children and grandchildren understand where our food comes from. It also matters that they experience how much work it is to build, maintain and harvest a garden. In a future where petrochemical inputs for food production are more limited and more expensive, we may all be growing more of our own food.

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