It felt good for everyone to get some hands in the dirt.
Of course there was a break for some power car maintenance with my always enthusiastic helper.
Eventually, a few of the starts made it to the sun spot on the dining room table. There they will stay until hardened enough for the raised beds. I do plan on getting some other starts planted this weekend, pictured here are only sweet peas, beefsteak, oh-boy tomatoes, I'm thinking we will be needing a bit more variety than that! My husband's only request is cucumbers. Easy enough.
In preparation for maintaining, harvesting, and canning the garden, I browsed the isles of the Green Valley Book Fair with my husband, Mom, Dad, and babe in the Boba wrap and I found what I think are the basic essentials for gardening:
The Homestead Handbook: The back to basics guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more.
Incredible Country Store: Potions, Notions, and Elixirs of the Past and How to Make Them Today
God's Wisdom For Your every Need.
Yep, I think I'm as prepared as I'm going to get. This is our first year of starting a garden of our own (we've always had a large family garden at my parents house, just not here), so I'm hopeful but humble. I plan on fumbling my way through this planting season and I'll try to keep the blog updated with any successes/failures and what I think I did right/wrong. Stay tuned...