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Mini Homestead Happenings for 1/9/2010

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on January 9, 2010


During the week after Christmas, I received the first 2 seed catalogs. One was from Burpee. I was super excited, and keep going back to the catalogs time and again.

I am beginning to formulate a plan in my head for next spring. I have my compost that will be ready to be used, and I will also do trench composting this year when preparing the garden beds and planters.

I have the two mini greenhouses that I purchased at the yard sale last year, so starting plants early out on the porch will be a breeze.

I want a sunflower garden, an herb garden, flower beds and produce. I just have to set everything up for growing on my small lot in this trailer park. LOL…I’m not sure what our new landlords are going to think about this.

Have a nice day.

Shannon

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12 Responses to “Mini Homestead Happenings for 1/9/2010”

  1. Ohhh I miss getting the seed catalogs this time of year. A lot of them can’t ship to us because we have a military APO address, and they have to go by the host country’s Customs laws, so they won’t even send me a catalog to “drool” on.

    I’m sure you’ll have plenty of room for what you’re looking to grow. I got creative when we lived in our house in California and went vertical – vining beans and peas grew from containers up the railing of our courtyard on fishing line! It worked great and saved me space for more plants below as well. 🙂

    Good luck and happy homesteading!

  2. leasmom said

    I love seed catalogs, its so hopeful isn’t it?

  3. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? – Thanks

  4. danyel said

    there are some free seed programs around. Some require you pay shipping, but that’s still cheaper. There are two links below, I knew of a third, but can’t find the info. I also suggest an ad on Craigslist, or befriending a local community or children’s garden. Everyone ends up with left over seeds, and after year or so they’re no good.

    http://www.uri.edu/cels/ceoc/documents/SeedSortWebTeaser2008.pdf

    http://www.america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/free_seeds_flyer_09.pdf

    good luck

  5. danyel said

    i just noticed you have a wish list. CL and freecycle can be time consuming but you may find some of your items.

  6. Awesome article you have written. I am currently looking for this kind of info

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