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Yep, it looks like a field/pasture/something.  But in a month or so, it will be a garden.  I just started raking weeds off and piling them on the downhill edge.  This garden will be 40' x60'  or so.   I'm ramping up production this year so I have extra food to give away.  I think our economic future is uncertain, and I would like to grow enough extra food to at least help some people with that basic need.  I will probably make one or two more areas this size devoted to potatoes and squash.  I have land and seeds for peppers, beans, squash, corn, and a few little extras.  I won't have time to do a lot to improve soil, but anything that does grow will help, so I may just plant it and add as much organic matter as I can until I run out.  I have some pretty big areas I can mow.  The mowed material will go onto the gardens and into the chicken area for more processing.
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Trace Oswald wrote:Yep, it looks like a field/pasture/something.  But in a month or so, it will be a garden.  I just started raking weeds off and piling them on the downhill edge.  This garden will be 40' x60'  or so.   I'm ramping up production this year so I have extra food to give away.  I think our economic future is uncertain, and I would like to grow enough extra food to at least help some people with that basic need.  I will probably make one or two more areas this size devoted to potatoes and squash.  I have land and seeds for peppers, beans, squash, corn, and a few little extras.  I won't have time to do a lot to improve soil, but anything that does grow will help, so I may just plant it and add as much organic matter as I can until I run out.  I have some pretty big areas I can mow.  The mowed material will go onto the gardens and into the chicken area for more processing.



Beautiful, Trace. I've been thinking along similar lines but don't have quite the land. I've planted 10 chaya cuttings, knowing there's no way the two of us can eat all that. Would you do a you-pick-'em kind of thing? That's my only concern: not being able to do all the picking if I plant extra. I like the idea of putting out a Little Library type of thing to tuck veggies into for people in need to pass by and pick it up, but that doesn't solve the picking problem at the outset.

See how I'm already counting my chickens before they hatch? Last year nothing grew except the Juliet tomatoes! Still, we can try.

 
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