Probably not as it has been so long...
Well anyway, years ago we had a fifth wheel camper and it slowly rotted away. So we tore it down, sorted it and recycled what we could for projects around here and there it sat for a couple years while we pondered what to do with the frame. We always thought it would look neat dropped down off the axles with a gazebo on the platform and raised beds in the actual frame. Finally, early this spring we actually got around to accomplishing it, or most of it.
First we manhandled the frame to where we kind of needed it, dropped the wheels off then hooked a tow rope to it and got it into position. We layered cardboard in
the bottom, filled with leaves, then added compost.
Since it is in a semi-shaded spot we decided that it would do well growing our cabbage this spring with a few flowers and herbs mixed in. In another week or three we will put corn in between them to help provide a bit more shade later in the spring.
The gazebo, ahhh well another couple years and we may have that done too. In the mean time it makes a handy place to sit containers and plantlings.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
We are hoping to make the leap into some market gardening of herbs, veggies, lotions n potions and crafty type stuff this year too. We have a couple folks spending a good bit of time around helping us, getting things done and trying to make the leap with us. We are hoping to be able to make a decent go of it and pay the few bills that we have. Finding a new income source has become somewhat important since the manthing got hurt last fall. This is something we have thought about for a long time, wanted to do, and finally have the need and want at the same time (and have help too).
Spring has been slow to arrive this year. Temps have been 10 or more degrees lower than normal for a couple months now and nights have remained quite cool. Early spring crops are just beginning to grow well and summer crop plantlings are ridiculously tiny. Tomato starts still have but one set of leaves, peppers are just sprouting and tobacco is about a half inch tall. I am sure glad we have a long growing season even with a slow start everything should still have plenty of time. Planting of all crops began last week. Another week and the first plantings of everything but tobacco should be in the ground.