Jan 17, 2010 | 12:09 PM PST
, sugar snap peas
I had planned to blog about
raised beds this Sunday morning, but that can wait one more
week. Something more exciting came up, or grew up, and I wanted to
Today I got
to do something special. I made a salad out of two of the products I
grew myself in pots on the veranda. Sugar Snap Peas and Parsley. I
added more than that, but WOW. I grew part of this salad! Now I realize
that this article is coming at the beginning of this garden adventure
as opposed to the end, but as you are aware,
I began this exploration with container gardening, and this is the last
of the harvest. So I just had to share a few photos and the recipe with
you today. As I put another bite
into my mouth I’m proud of the fact I used no chemical fertilizer or
pest control. I did bring the pots in at night when the weather didn’t
cooperate, but hey. They’re containers. I can do that.
I'm knee deep in compost today - figuratively speaking of course. I had no idea there were so many types of compost containers, accessories or processes. I come from a long history of manure. When you own several horses and help out at the barn there is always old manure at the bottom of the pile that is terrific for fertilizer. In my effort to learn all I can before designing and planting my very first garden on a larger scale I find myself confused with this basic subject.
I think,as I continue my research that I just may resort to that which I know best......Horse ++++!
See my blog about compost called Knee Deep in Manure at www.susanrstoltz.com
Although I'm not a raw beginner (flowers have been my passion), when it comes to growing a garden of vegetables, herbs and fruits I am lacking experience on a grander scale. I grew some in pots this past summer and did quite well. My dream, however, is to live on a small acreage that is self-sustaining. I've begun to take the steps to learn what I need to know about growing, canning and freezing vegetables, etc. My dream is well on it's way, and it's my hope that the experience within the members of this site will be good advice as I continue my path to self sufficiency!
The Author's Garden is a new section of my website where readers will follow my progress from these early planning stages to the actual planting and harvest. I hope to make some friends here who can offer great advice.