Friday, March 29, 2013

Is It Time TO PLANT YET?!?!?!?!

Sadly the answer is NO. I'm impressed with myself that I have waited this long. The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and we have temps above 32 degrees. But I know with a winter like this we are not even close to being 6 weeks before the last heavy frost HELL we not even 12 weeks before the last heavy frost yet!! No I will wait and plan. Maybe I will just have to make some more beer and play Farmville for now.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thy Must Not Plant Starts Yet

As said many times, I live in a zone 4 growing zone (yes even after moving) So unlike most of the United States March and April are months of freezing and sometimes snow! Normally I fallow the rest of the world and plant my starts in march. THEY DO GREAT before one of two things happen, they die from out growing there containers or produce very little vegs because I dwarf them into indoor only plants. BUT not this year I'm going to wait till the first two weeks of April before I plant my indoor starts. I WILL WAIT I WILL WAIT I WILL WAIT

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Looking to the moon

Ok This is nothing new and really isn't the first time I've run into it but I'm thinking, WHY NOT? The idea is pritty straight forward! Not to mention I have seen it work for some people. So I figure what the hell lets give it a try and plant this years garden according to the MOON

Farmers' Almanac Gardening Calendar

Friday, March 8, 2013

Chickens not looking in the cards

So we have been doing some planning and number crunching for this summer. We came to the conclusion that we really don't know the people around us yet that well and we're not even really sure what the property looks like because its been under so much snow. So we decided to not do chickens this year :-( I know tragic and sad. But instead we are going to focus all our time and resources on rabbits and making the rabbit operation year round. That means a bigger and better hutch set up and getting a better rabbit. It will be sad not to have the chickens but I will deal.