Gardening transition

TWE garden  transition5 -52613As I put my gardens away at the end of fall, I always get a little sad. It’s the end of something I really enjoy doing. I talked a lot about how much easier it is to garden a lot longer into the fall and even into the winter, but the change of gardening season is still a little bit of a bummer for me. As I get my summer gardens up and planted, I feel the same sadness about the departing spring. We’ve been eating mighty well around here all winter, and the spring has been equally as good. All those things that love warm weather are now in-at least a lot of them are. Gone are spinach, radishes, tatsoi, mizuna, and minutina. I’ve got a last harvest of arugula and 2 or 3 squares of bok choi left which will be gone in less than a week. I’ve still got a good supply of lettuce-after all, what good is it if you’ve got all those great tasting summer tomatoes and no lettuce? I’ll grow lettuce all summer, but it’s a lot more work to do that. I don’t mind because the quality of the food is just not equal with anything you can buy. So, it’s good-bye to spring and hello to summer. Tomatoes, lettuce, onions, carrots, peppers,, cucumbers, beans, chard, scallions, basil, cilantro, rosemary, chives, parsley, potatoes, squash, and zucchini are all in now. And more will be planted in the coming two weeks. Big news coming soon for me with my little side business.

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    • by Jim This is post author

      Well, I actually was trained by Mel Bartholomew himself many years ago in a place called Eden, Utah. I lived with him for a period of time and he showed me everything. Along the way I’ve been able to add things that are now a part of the SFG system that Mel has included in the system. I do 100% SFG. I think what you might see is the different crops grown in winter. The SFG lends itself to doing this by offering protection on a limited sized garden. I’ve also been able to grow crops that are unusual to satisfy the homes of the people I grow vegetables and produce for. This past winter-the coldest in 50+ years, I was able to harvest and grow 12 different cold crops that nobody else around here offered. Besides the fact that it was a good market for me, it tasted wonderfully! I don’t talk about that in my ebook. The ebook is a collection of a few thoughts that I put to paper-composting, keeping your garden clean and neat, crop rotation, homemade organic recipes, soil, etc. For the price, I think you should consider getting it. But only if you’re a square foot gardener. I don’t think it has much application if your using the standard and traditional single row garden. Anybody can do what I do-it’s so simple you don’t even need to have a lot of gardening experience. As a matter of fact, those with the least amount of gardening experience usually end up doing the best-kind of like what I did 14 years ago…

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