I am finally feeling back to normal and although I am still unable to lift more then 15 lbs, I am so happy to be up and moving around. I am very lucky that I have my husband and children to help out with the chores because I was extremely sore and could barely walk for a month.
Now that I am up and going, I am ready to get this season started! There are so many things to prepare before spring, I have finished all my seed orders and luckily am only waiting on a few seeds. Now I have to record all my seeds and plan the gardens, with the hope that we are able to get into the garden without it being too wet like last year. The one thing I have learned the last few years is that gardening isn't easy and you always have to work with Mother Nature and sometimes get crafty with planting ideas.
I always want that perfect garden but it never seems as pretty as what I see in movies or on tv, but I can say that I always end up with enough to feed our family. This year we are giving our market garden another go, but with a lot more knowledge. We will be planting numerous varieties of tomatoes, because we love tomatoes! Also we will be planting peppers, lettuce, beets, radishes, greens and so much more, basically if we can grow it we are going to try because we like to provide as much food for our family as we can while trying to provide the local community with a choice of reasonably priced locally grown foods. Although we won't be providing garlic or corn this year for our customers we want to eventually do so, but it takes time to work the land and being that most the work is done by my husband and myself we figure another two years of working the land will work up the soil and give us a better PH balance in our soils.
So next week as I begin to start my onions and some sample seeds, I will write more and post photos on our Instagram account!
Thanks for following ~Jenn