Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garden planning time!!!

I am super excited for my garden this year. We have grand plans and finally the space and ability to do it. Last year we tilled up a 30x 40 section of our back yard for a fall garden. I got a handful of items from it but not tons. So I ordered my seeds. I went with Seed Savers this year. They are organic, heirloom veggies. Yesterday the seeds came in!

The other thing on the agenda is a greenhouse. We found a good deal on one from Harbor Freight. They are kind of a discount/overstock type place. We figured out the cost to build one ourselves and this will save a lot of money. We will still have to add things and do a little stuff to it to make it as good as we want it, but it is the main structure. Thank you tax refund.

Then of course we have lots of other landscape and garden type things planned. We ordered 40 pecan seedlings from the Missouri Dept of Conservation. From the Arbor Day we ordered, 7 hazelnut bushes which come as the 2-3 foot size. I think the pecan trees will go out in the field with a fence around to keep the deer and such away. After all they are seedlings and will take a few years before we need to plant them in the permanent place. The hazelnuts may go along the side between us and the neighbor because they will be large bushes.

Then as I am planning all this, of course this summer/fall I will be canning and freezing all this loot! So of course my food processor breaks. Not the unit itself, but the main chopping blade. You know the one, that sits on the shaft and turns. Well apparently you can't order a replacement blade. I have looked everywhere. So I am getting a new food processor. Oh darn. :) Costco has a Cuisinart 11 cup FP for $150 so I was looking at that. Then a couple days ago, my husband called from work. He got a bonus from his company for billing a lot of hours. $250 and he said I think we should split it between ourselves. I said AWESOME! Cause i want a new Food Processor! HA HA! Funny how those things work out!


Sarah said...

Garden planning is so fun! I've realized that I have ZERO gardening ability myself, but I still get excited when I hear other people talk about it.

Sarah said...

That is so awesome how things fall in to place financially to make it all happen. Can't wait for pics of the garden!