Mini Homestead…In A Trailer Park

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My Garden


I love to garden. Actually, I don’t like lawn and am spreading the garden further and further each year. I had to take a break in 2010 due to illness, but will be starting up again in the spring. I can’t wait! I will likely do this until the landlord makes me stop 😀 He doesn’t seem to have any problems yet.

My goal is to be able to plant a years’ supply of as many herbs, fruits and vegetables as is possible on my lot. We will see how this goes.

I will try to post pictures.

Shannon Buck

Orono, Maine

USA

4 Responses to “My Garden”

  1. latasha said

    Proud of you Shannon.

    I too am a single mom, though my children are grown now. I have three grandgirls and I am teaching them the homestead ways. I too own my own home and four acres of land. I worked very hard to obtain this but it has been worth every single penny and hardship. I homestead with pigs, cow and calf, 43 chickens with great eggs, garden, and many other great things. Keep working toward your goal and never ever give up. You will enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    • Thank you. Feel free to offer up any advice that you have. I keep a homesteading notebook for important information.

  2. kat said

    DO U HAVE TROUBLE WITH ARMIDILLOS AND RACOONS? THIS IS MY FIRST GARDEN IN YEARS I STARTED A LOT FROM SEED AND SEED FROM THINGS WE ATE AND SOME SEED SAVED FROM LAST YEAR AND SONE FROM REGULAR BEANS BOUGHT OFF SHELF IN GROCERY STORE IT IS LOOKJNG GOOD I EAS WONDERING HOW TO STOP THEM 2 ANIMALS AND ALSO IF ISHOULD TRIM SOME OF THE INSIDE OF MY TOMATO OKANTS THEY GROEN SO PLUSH BUT U CANT GRT A PIN BETWEEN THEM
    > I CAN SEND PICS IF U WISH THANK U
    BE BLESSED KAT

    • Hello Kat,
      I hope you are well. We do not have armadillos in Maine, so I cannot help you with that. Perhaps another reader can offer some tips.

      Racoons we have, but I have never had a problem with them in my garden. I am going to say that, because I live in a trailer park with a couple of dozen stray cats running around, the cats must be keeping them at bay. I am not 100% positive about this. Do you have cats?

      This is what I do with my tomato plants: I simply take off the lower shoots and pinch that area on the plant, as long as those shoots do not have any tomatoes coming in on them.

      I hope this helps.
      Shannon

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