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High Time We Made A Stand

Originally uploaded by G Bev
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, no culture comparable to that of the garden ... But though an old man, I am but a young gardener.” - Thomas Jefferson

And so it begins. The garden box and soil have long since been prepared, but now comes the seed.

We have unadvisedly decided to try to grow directly from seeds instead of placing plants that have already begun growing in a greenhouse. Before placing our first seeds (lettuce, scallions, beans, and broccoli) we said a little prayer for our humble garden. That's what it will probably take for us to be successful in this noble endeavor.

Photo archiving of the task has again taken place. The newest group of photos begins right here. Join us on our journey into the unknown realms of providing food with your own soiled hands.

Oh, yeah. We've also started our own compost pile as well. We're awesome.



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May. 13th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Do I detect a Tears for Fears reference?
May. 13th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
I knew you would catch it. Very nice!!
May. 13th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Took me a few seconds. I knew the phrase sounded familiar, but I needed some gardening clues to draw the connection.
May. 13th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Each of these posts makes me especially happy! Can you put up some photos of your compost pile, too? Is it hot compost?
May. 13th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
Hot composting is a little too labor intensive for us right now. For the time being at least we are just going with the cold compost. I know it takes longer, but we're not in a big rush at the moment. We're more concerned with the garden right now.

I'd put up compost photos, but they aren't very exciting.
May. 13th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Most excellent. Composting is an amazing process. I wish good luck for your seeds!
May. 13th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
I accept your wishes of luck and wish a bountiful harvest to your garden as well.
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