Planting is finished--let the celebration begin! Four varieties of pumpkins, another crop of sweet corn, and sunflowers all went in the ground on Saturday filling every square foot of available space. Ever feel that twinge of temptation while walking through an outdoor lawn and garden center where flats of plump leafy herbs, tomatoes, annuals, and perennials are reaching out asking to be adopted into a home to grow for the summer? "Just one more tomato--I'm not very big," it reasons. Worst is that slightly neglected plant in the back with sad, droopy leaves, so mournfully saying it needs the loving attention of a caring gardener. The crisis moment of decision builds, and is past. No, not this year I reply, we don't have room for another plant. And with that the shopping cart turns to a more useful purpose.
- Palmetto Acres Garden
- Dedicated to the responsible production and preservation of healthy home-grown food to the glory of God. Isaiah 55:10 The rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. Organic, or not? We try to raise vegetables organically, using compost and manure. The addition of chickens to our hobby farm means plenty of organic nitrogen to compost! This site gives credible reference to planting information contained in the Farmer's Almanac (www.farmersalmanac.com).