The Spring Heave

The Spring Heave

We are in upstate NY, eagerly browsing through our catalogues, wondering what we should get for this year - to create a barrier between us and the neighbors (it's okay, we get along with them fine), what herbs to grow in the herb garden, which veggies and fruits to try this year.........and how to expand the garden space. Grocery prices keep going up and we wish to grow as much as we can. It's difficult to stay on the regular grocery budget. Our soil begins to heave the first two weeks of April, and that is when I go out and dig out the sod to make the garden larger (the sod will be placed where we had the septic tank dug up last year), we begin getting rid of weeds (American bamboo especially), and enjoy watching the crocuses come up with the irises. I am going to create two gardens for our girls this year. They usually like flowers. We tend to grow mutant (double-headed) 8-foot sunflowers here, and they love it. I believe what really bothers me are the higher prices at the grocery store. I know we will plant lettuce, potatoes, tomatos, zuccini, corn, strawberries, onions, pumpkins.......but I feel we need to do a bit more. That is why I am expanding the garden a bit. We also plant catnip all around the garden fence to attract bees (and give the kitties a little treat). Is anyone else considering the higher cost of groceries and planning to grow more of their own? Lisa
My room

My room

I am so going to cry…

I am so going to cry…

Autumn Toadstools

Autumn Toadstools

BEFORE AND AFTER

BEFORE AND AFTER

Calendula

Calendula

It’s Spring!

It’s Spring!