Sunday, December 13, 2020

Order Those Seeds!!!


It's time to buy those seeds for the 2021 year.  You are correct, it's only December of 2020, but you really need to buy your seeds for 2021 NOW!  I just placed my order for seeds this week and I was astonished to find that quite a lot had already sold out and the seed company's website kept crashing (eek).  I'm not sure why I was astonished at this, it's still 2020 after all and nothing should surprise any of us at this point.  Even in a non-pandemic year, December is normally when I order my seeds however I've always felt like I was one of the first ones to the game as nothing has ever been out of stock when I've ordered seeds before.  This year I felt like I was one of the last ones to the game.  I did have to adapt and order some non-standard varieties which I'm both excited and terrified for.  I've previously tried growing some "exotic" varieties and those attempts did not go well.  However now I have more experience under my belt and the soil health is increasing so I'm feeling good about it (part of me is still terrified).  But what can you do, that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes.  You really do need to order your seeds ASAP before everything is sold out for 2021.  For suggestions on where to order seeds from, check-out my post:

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Composting: Turn Your Food Scraps into Nutritious Black Gold

 “The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.” - Rumi

Fresh Compost Added to Garlic Patch
Fresh Compost Added to Garlic Patch

Composting is key to a healthy garden, there are absolutely no if's, and's, or but's about it.  If you want a healthy garden, you need to be composting, that is a plain and simple fact.  Composting is the simple act of taking food scraps, letting it break down and be turned back into highly nutritious soil, which you then add to your existing ground.  This allows you to give back to the ground so you are not always taking from it.  I always like to compare this to a bank account, if you do nothing but withdraw from your bank account and you're not contributing to it at all, well one day this bank account will be empty and you will have nothing, absolutely nothing.  If you are growing anything in your soil, you need to be giving back to it so the ground will continue to give to you in the future.  Otherwise you'll be left with a barren wasteland that has given all it has to give and is basically dead due to your greedy ignorance.  So lets avoid this, shall we?!