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My little potting area on wheels.
Remember if you click on the pics in here they get bigger so you can actually see what is going on. So much dirt & leaves, so little time to get to plant veggies. Oh the 3 top pots are my new blueberry plants and the bottom 3 are asparagus that looks like it survived the winter as there are baby shoots coming up there too. WooHoo.
Just one little area of leaves and dirt.
Planted plenty of spinach, lettuce and gold & red beets to fill my green roof 6 x 10 ft box. Not too pretty old wire fence covers everything to keep chickens out. Next week I hope the guys (they are Iraqi Vets so I still call them my boys) will come & set up my fence to keep chickens in the barn area so I can begin the rest of the garden. The snow peas were raided at one end already! Those sneaky birds move the wire off whenever they see an opportunity. The greenhouse is waiting for cabbage, broccoli and celery to sprout for transplanting.
Some of the cleaned up and more organized driveway of shame areas.
As for vinegar it does dissolve hard water minerals, kill germs on surfaces & dump down the sink on top of soda makes a dandy sink clog remover so I'm still sure I don't want to eat it. Plus I just don't like the good flavor of my veggies hidden by vinegar flavor.
I was out the past few days cleaning up all the neighbors tree leaves and seeds. Took the greenhouse cover off and took down the littler greenhouse inside it that never got finished as they had one one part. Everything is waking up out there, found little cilantro, chamomile and garlic onion starts all over the place since the beds got moved for the greenhouse.Since it was so warm in the greenhouse and I never finished the floor there is all kinds of babies & weeds in there too. Moved the cinder blocks that were supposed to keep the greenhouse from blowing away over by the garage and stacked the planter boxes there. Trying hard to get the driveway of shame cleaned up too. Lots of gardening happening there too. Can't believe how much sand and dirt gets on that driveway. The neighbor's place sits higher than ours so their dirt falls down plus the wind blows the garden dirt in.
Sounds great Maryann, that a market is starting close by, it will be easy for you, to go for a walk with your young family. I can see big changes all over the world in the next 50 years they won,t be all bad, like people doing for themselves more and swapping produce and skills with family and neighbors. I think its ok for a country to support it own, by trucking goods from one side to the other, most big countries are fairly self sufficient and that's the way it should be. The government are constantly on our backs to buy Australian made. But in my opinion they are the ones letting the team down by allowing cheap imports.
I understand, I think it is a strange phenomenon too, the US has some pretty low standards compared to Europe,Canada, and Australia as to what they allow companies to put in beauty products and food, I really don't believe that it is really cheaper to ship apple juice from china than to support orchards here, I buy local whenever I can, and I try to only buy things from countries that care about human rights, or second hand. I used to live in california where much of our produce in the states comes from, and I used to marvel that in the supermarkets there, often times the produce came from the opposite side of the country if not the other side of the world. I really hope that we can establish more community gardens and local markets here, I am excited because there will be one breaking ground on some unused park land close to my house, I think it will be a real asset to the community.
The cheap labor countries that are currently taking over the world, have the most contaminated water. Why our government in Australia are allowing imports, to the point that we are all losing our jobs, when we have the most unpolluted land and water compared other countries. Australia could easily support its own people with food produce. I don,t get our government. Sorry for the political talk.
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