The freezing temperatures have begun and the garden bed is ready for its winter sleeping. I have hundreds of Dahlia tubers tucked away in the barn and was able to save lettuce seed as well as Calendula seed.
I will be making next year's growing plans in a couple months. If you are interested in having a special planting, be sure to contact me before January. I will need the plant cost as well as labor costs up front, like a CSA only customer specified.
Speaking of CSA, I am thinking about setting up a bouquet, salads, greens and fresh bread subscription. I expect it to be around $25-$30 per week ($360 season cost)
I will be testing a Home Plate service at the road. Dinner recipe with a bag full of fresh local ingredients ready for your quick kitchen preparation.
I also have chicken and duck eggs in limited quantities. Want to be a great French chef? Try duck eggs in your baking.
I planted tulips and peonies and transplanted forsythia and hydrangea. I love Zinna's constant blooms and beautiful colors, but do suffer itching from the stems. I expect to keep the bed smaller next year. I am looking forward to cutting cosmos and ranunculus in many colors next year.
The snapping turtles wiped out a considerable part of my planting this spring, including my Bells of Ireland, which I love. I am believing my little fence will protect the Spring planting on the second time around.
Please stop by and ask all your questions, share your interest in any of the above ideas, wish me success, or bless me with your prayers.
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Thank you to all who welcomed me into my new neighborhood. You are very dear to me.