Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm Free At Last!

I'm Free!! I'm finally free of my mob style county government. It was a bit hairy towards the end, but we passed. Although, her supervisor made sure she stressed that we need to be in contact with the permits department. Well, like I didn't know that. At least, I'm free. Until another of my neighbor's gets a bee in their bonnet.

I am now so ready to get started in my garden in between working on the house and JSD stuff. I decided to grow cantalopes, butternut squash, peas, carrot, corn, spinach, potatoes, bush beans, watermelons, luffas, blackberries, and grapes. I also planted lemon balm, anise hyssop, lavender, chamomile, bee balm, garlic chives, lemon basil, and echinacia(or however it's spelled.). I have a couple more on my want list that I'm hoping to order by next week. Crossing my fingers. Then that would give me some pole beans, popcorn corn, bunching onions, sage, and broom corn. The best part is most of my seeds have come from organic or biodynamic seedsavers. I'm hoping to save my own seeds this year then be able to add to my plant list next year.

The whole southern side of my house is going to be my vegetable garden. I'm so excited. I just hope that Tilla the Killa, my cultivator/tiller, is up to the challenge. I have it all planned out which means it will look nothing like the plan, but I have a plan.

Oh, I promised pics. Well, here's one of a few of my darling seedlings. Mostly the veggies, but there are a few flower seedlings in there. My poor house looks like a greenhouse. Perhaps I'll get a greenhouse next year so I have a place to put all my seedlings. I have so many flats and trays with plants in them that need to go in the ground. I think it's about 100 or more plants though I haven't actually counted. Now if it would just stop frosting so I can get them in the ground.

I should be back to blog again tomorrow with new stuff from the shops. I've got my fingers crossed again.


High Desert Diva said...

Wow! This is going to be a bountiful garden!

Tilla the Killa...too funny!

Glad all the other stuff is behind you...and when you think of your icky neighbor, remember: karma

Pegasus Handmade Soaps said...

Can you come do my garden? I hate gardening and really don't know how so would love to learn how :-)

Hey Harriet said...

Your little seedlings are looking very healthy. Seedsaving (& swapping) is the way to go. & it's fun! Looking forward to more photos as your garden progresses :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Glad everything worked out okay with the inspection.

That's going to be some garden--take a photo for us when it is all planted!

jewelstreet said...

lol, Pegasus. I'm not that great of a gardener. I'm actually a novice, but I'm willing to try. I did well with my veggies last year so I'm trying more this year.

More pics will definitely be coming.

Rosebud Collection said...

You will have a wonderful garden..
The seedlings look great..Nothing like growing your own, that way you know what you are eating.

picciolo said...

hello, welcome back! Your garden is going to be amazing, those seedlings are coming on great! Our house is full of seedlings too at the moment, mostly tomatoes waiting to go to our allotment
: )