Monday, February 20, 2017

Homesteading Update 2/20/17

            Hey folks! I am still dying for it to get warmer out. How about you? We've been doing what we can around here to gear up for spring.

            I'm sure it was a little early, but we kinda sorta already started some plants indoors...And tossed some seeds in certain areas outside. In our defense, most of them (if not all) like the cooler weather. We started some lettuce, broccoli, and spinach indoors in our sunroom. (That's pretty much the only thing this poor, under-utilized room gets used for!)
            As far as the seeds we tossed outside, those included clover, wheat, and peas which we're growing to include in our chicken food! Oh! And that little leafy guy on the right is bok choy. It was leftover from dinner one night and we had it lying on top of our compost bowl o'kitchen scraps. It kept sprouting, so we decided to save it. We put it in a bowl with a little bit of water for a few days before we replanted it and it has been doing fantastic! So, that's been a fun little experiment.

            We've been saving cardboard since last summer with plans to lay it all out in the garden this year. I was itching for something to do, so thought I would go ahead and put it in the garden Mr.Bruce already has “tilled up” to make sure none of the grass and weeds grow back before it's time to plant. This is as far as I got. Lol It has been so insanely windy, so I said “screw it!” We are still definitely planning on putting it between rows and around individual plants to keep the weeds at bay.

            John and his dad got some more crazy vines and whatnot cleared recently. It may not look like much, but John has really gotten a lot of this cleared, especially for as thick with weeds, “pokey bushes”, and vines it was. We're going to use this area for fruit trees and more berry bushes. We're getting there!
            Have you been doing anything to get ready for spring?

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  1. I already have some tomato seeds and pepper seeds in pots, although keeping them damp enough to sprout has been really difficult inside, with the winter heating going full-blast. If nothing pops out today, I'll cover then with plastic to hold in the moisture.

    1. I'm glad we're not the only ones who have started seeds already. :) They actually started sprouting pretty quick too!