I wasn’t going to start a page on Facebook as I spend too much time online as is, but….
Here we are: https://www.facebook.com/eternalbloomfarm/
Please come join us. I have so much to figure out when it comes to technology. I am way better at growing and nurturing plants. 🙂
I am getting so excited to be spending more time outside. We have plans to at least double my greenhouse, which means Bill gets to play with wood on his days off from the Sawmill. Haha! I have a lot of plans for herbs, edible and non-edible flowers, vegetables and other fun experimental plants to grow.
We spent Sunday cleaning up the garden and greenhouse area. The weather warmed up so much on Saturday that most of the snow is melted. Then Monday we got a big rain storm that melted more. We only have a few areas that are in the shade and deeper in the bush that have snow. It is a very very odd winter this year. It was +17c and +10c over the weekend. The folks around this area are not used to these temperatures in April. There is still usually snow into May. My hubby gets snow on his birthday May long weekend. I am not complaining as I am a warm/hot weather lover.
There is no…I repeat no soil on this land. I have about 6inches of soil. So I have to do Lasagna gardening. Lasagna Gardening is where you layer leaves, cut grass, straw, topsoil, peat, or whatever good ammendments you can get a hold of. I have a neighbor who has a pile of well composted cow poo for me. I just have to go and get it. I have lots of leaf litter and seasoned chicken poo too. I am going to experiment with forage radishes( they drill themselves down to 6 feet and then compost over the winter) to till up a large seperate piece of my dream garden. I will be sure to do a blog post on that too.
I started seeds March 25… I just couldn’t hold myself back any longer. Milena was my helper for a couple trays. She says”I can’t wait to help you grow things Mom.”
- Early Snowball Cauliflower
- Calabrese Broccoli
- Early Green Broccoli
- Asparagus – Precoce D’Argenteuil
- Liatris – ‘Blazing Star’
- Mammoth Red Cabbage
- Copenhagen Market Cabbage
- Savory -summer and winter and dwarf
- Joe’s Long Cayenne pepper
- Alma Paprika
- Cayenne chile pepper
- Doe Hill pepper
- Orange Bell pepper
- Tomato – Northern Delight, Austin’s Red Pear, Super Sioux, Principe Borghese
- Herbs : Bee balm, Lemon balm, Greek oregano, Oregano, Vervain
- Delphinium ‘Pacific Giants’
- Blanket Flower’ Burgandy’
- Columbine ‘Pink’
I have so much more to start…Heh heh heh!
The girls are done with school for the day. Time for all of us to go outside and play in the sun before it sets.
Ciao for now,