Well, it is about time we start working on our garden this year. This will be the second year we have tried our gardening. It is not as easy as I thought it would be. It takes work and perseverance. But I am committed to moving toward a sustainable life, so we will try again.
I don’t think we will try as much as we did last year, but who knows what will end up happening. We want to can and plant things specifically for pickles and stewed tomatoes. At a minimum we will plant tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, dill, and garlic. I also want to plant peppers, strawberries, chamomile, and possibly beans, peas, raspberries and maybe asparagus. I’m not sure we have the space and we aren’t planning on being in this house too much longer, so I don’t want to go overboard just to leave it behind in a year or two.
Mom and I are going to try a self watering tomato bucket this year. I am also growing garlic in a pot with my houseplants. That stuff grows super easy. And because I am completely crazy, I am also growing an avocado tree that I started from a seed in December of 2012, a pineapple plant, and on order I have an orange tree, lemon tree and a banana tree. I tried an orange tree last year and it died. So I am trying again and feeling more confident that I can do better.
I plan on adding more pictures and keeping a record here on wordpress of my successes and failures. If anyone can tell me why my avocado tree is getting brown leaves that would be great. I have read that it is getting too hot, too cold, not enough water and too much water. It would be nice to figure it out so I stop torturing it. Thank you.