Sweet Life Updates #1

Gardening season has begun, and I am super excited. While I am not planting seeds in the ground yet, I am planting seeds under grow lights in the house. I already have some sprouts!

February 2023 Broccoli sprouts

What I am planting in February 2023 (under the grow lights)

  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Chives
  • Leeks
  • Bunching onions
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet potato for slips
  • Swiss chard
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens

The majority of these seeds are heirloom. I am in the process of switching my seeds over from hybrid and while there is nothing wrong with using hybrid seeds, I want to save seeds from my garden. To learn more about heirloom seeds read 4 Reasons why to use heirloom seeds.

What’s New in the Garden This Year

Garden February 2023

Our garden is 70 feet x 70 feet roughly (4,900 square feet). Sounds big but for the past several years we have only been able to use about a third of our garden. The soil on the east side of the garden is so soggy and wet in the spring. It does not dry out in time for us to plant and the grass and weeds take over.

So, this year we are switching over to raised beds on the east side of the garden. This will definitely help the garden be more productive. I am so excited about the possibilities.

Cows

We have tried and failed to get Molly (our Dexter cow) pregnant. We had her checked by the vet and she has a clean bill of health. He believed our timing was off. We had the AI technician come again when she came into heat. Fingers crossed! We will find out in March if it worked this time.

Other post you may enjoy:

Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

How to Stock Your Pantry

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