i sew. but until this week i have never sown.
on monday we were gardening virgins. today, we have the supplies and plans for a 300 sq ft vegetable garden.
any bets on how much/if we will harvest?
here's how this adventure sprouted (eh?) in my head: i follow ashley ann on instagram. shes got chickens. i love eggs and decide i want to raise chickens too and that i am certainly qualified. [normally here is the point where i order like 25 baby chicks and they all end up dead in two weeks]. but since i'm so mature, i decided to see if i could keep another food source alive before moving up the food chain to poultry.
i bought and planted cilantro seeds (aka coriander...i'm learning already!) on tuesday. that went so well (i mean, i successfully covered up seeds with potting soil obviously i am a green-thumbed prodigy!) that i went ahead and decided that the next step up from wunderkind seed-planter was straight to organic backyard farmer.
jesse is a really lucky guy.
so we are taking back some of the land that the dogs have. they have like an entire acre fenced in back there and it's totally theirs and wild and you take your life (and your unstained clothing) in your own hands when you venture back there amongst the beasts.
but lately, jesse and i have been looking hungrily at that land and have designs on taking many square feet of it for our own. the garden is the first step. dont worry, in the tradition of fair trade demonstrated by our esteemed forefathers, we have given the pooches gifts of beads and firewater in exchange for their homeland. #facepalmforhistory
i used smart gardener to plan out my garden based on where we live, our yard's orientation, space and what we want to grow. they churned me out a to-do list by week and an optimum layout based on planty science or something.
so a robot planned my garden. i'm sure this is just like how my ancestors started out.
we're trying for:
i am kind of ignorantly excited about all the work this will take. we plan to just jump in with both feet (though not on our garden because we dont want to compact the soil) and figure it out as we go or just sink and fail miserably. this is the dukes way.
so okay hippie people with experience...advice for a gardening noobs?