Better Backyard Project
Lately, most of my evenings have been spent working on my Better Backyard Project. That’s the name that I’ve given to the work I’ve been doing to get my backyard back into usable condition. So far I have cut down all the weeds and laid sod. I’ve prepared to install a small patio in the back corner where I’ll have my Blackberries, Raspberries, Black Raspberries, and Fall Gold Raspberries (five of each) in 5 gallon buckets. I prepared for, and laid a four foot diameter ring around my tree using retaining wall bricks stacked three high. I planted my La Feliciana Peach tree in that ring and I’ve nearly completed the second ring where my Fan-Cris Pear will be planted.
It’s been busy, and once again I’ve fallen behind on my writing. In the past I’ve done my writing in the early morning. That’s when I think most clearly (after I’ve thoroughly woken up). In fact, it’s 5:15 am now. The problem is that I haven’t been able to pull myself out of bed lately. My alarm has been set, but when I sit up and try to get out of bed, my eyes won’t stay open and I end up laying back down to sleep another 90 minutes or so. It’s a bad habit that today I decided to break by forcing myself to write.
Free Seeds for Spring
About a week ago I wrote a post about the seeds that I ordered for my spring garden. Well, I’m very interested in having variety this year, so between the number of planters that I have and the size and number of the containers I can use to plant them in, there are simply far too many seeds for me to use. Further, I’ve chosen mostly heirloom varieties, and I’m very interested in collecting seeds to use in my spring 2014 garden.
So… I’m going to give away some of each type of seeds that I’ll be growing next year. This is my way of saying thank you to all my readers and viewers. It’s also a way for me to encourage each of you to try something new. Many of the varieties that I’ll be growing are unusual, and even rare. This is my open invitation to grow something other than Lettuce and Spinach for greens, or a Fat-Boy for Tomatoes. And, if you’re new to gardening, or you’ve simply fallen away from your garden, take this opportunity to jump in head first.
If you are interested in any of these vegetables, watch my upcoming videos for more details about how you can get your hands on some free seeds!
Again, thanks for reading. Feel free to comment and ask questions. I always look forward to hearing from you.