Wednesday, July 2, 2014

So Green

Being 'Green' can mean so many different things. The definition of 'green' mentions a color. It also mentions something not mature or experienced. There is also the definition meaning ecological.

My green is all three!

The garden is a very luscious green. Garlic, onions, shallots, kale, spinach, beans, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, squash, zucchini, cucumber, eggplant, peas, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, beets and chard. Green, green, green!

The blueberries and raspberries are also green. They are on the verge of maturation into blue and red. Into juicy, sweet, yummy berries. We check them every day.

Our garden is also 'green' because we have an organic garden. We use no pesticides. We use our own 'home made' compost made from chicken poop, a little cow dung from the neighbor, and all our food scraps that don't end up going to the chickens. Dean layers it all in and turns it and makes sure it is moist, adds leaves in the fall, turns it again and by the time Spring comes around it is rich and healthy soil. I consider our garden 'green' also because we use up most all the space and we plant and harvest through fall and into winter and early spring with help of our hoop houses. We also start almost everything we grow from seed. We do end up buying a few plants to fill in here and there, but I do try to purchase them from farmers markets and farm stands as much as possible.

This is really a year long project, this gardening, and I love it.

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