May 27th 2012 10:59 am
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]
The Ponderosa hasn't had a full vegetable garden since
1989..She did raise a garden from 73 to 89.So, she isn't
a novice with vegetable production. The in's and out's
start to finish...Planning,prepping,planting,hoeing,
watering,pickin g,cleaning,freezing,canning and eating.
WowZer! So, why now in 2012 are we having one?????
Gma is NOW 23 yrs. older! WOWZER! Sure isn't because she
has less work these days. She isn't as fast as she once
Well, there are alot of reasons to take this huge project
on again. Raising your own tastes better. The sky rocketing
prices of vegetables the last few years is just plain
CRAZY!!!!!! Gma hasn't been overly satisfied with the
choice or quality of available produce. SHE IS A BIG
VEGETABLE CONSUMER. The real decision came with
Grandpa being willing to pitch in!!!!!!
Grandpa was willing to do the soil prep-work. Put up a
fence to keep animals out. Help Grandma mark off the
areas. He would assist in planting...So Great! Grandma
had Gpa for the heavy duty stuff that would do her in.
Grandma took most of the winter thinking about what she
wanted to include in the garden. She wanted to add
several vegetables that she eats often, but hasn't grown
in the past. They are Neon Swiss Chard,Broccoli,Ruby
Red Cabbage,Cauliflower,Parnips and Red Romaine Lettuce.
Now have varieties made for the northern climates.
Tolerant of the extremes here on the northern prairie.
Grandma started making a list of things she needed for
the garden. She started buy stuff in February, I think?
Really? Yep, really! Gma is a planner! Now Grandpa is a
fly by the seat of your pants guy....Oh Boy! I already
see trouble brewing!
Stay Tuned for PREPPING,PLANTING,RAISING AND HARVESTING
THE GARDEN OF 2012.
IT'S SURE TO BE INTERESTING....
Mazy The Prairie TattleTail
Leave A Comment | 3 people already have
Fresh fruit and vegetables always taste so much better!
Momma is sad because she is not going to be able to do the New Mexico garden this year because of all the building, but next year she will. She said we are looking forward to reading your diary to learn what she needs to know so make sure your Gma keeps your diary updated - BOL
I especially like fresh peas. Did your grandma plant some peas?