Spring beginnings

Every year at about this time when the weather starts to warm up again I get the irresistible urge to clean out the house and get into the garden.  I guess that is the general idea of spring cleaning — either that or seasonal affective disorder!

This year we have started to get seriously into the garden to make it what we want.  We’ve pulled out two trees, one because its leaves were horrifically spiky (I believe it was an Oregon grape) and the new space will make room for a vegetable garden bed.  The other had to go because it was a flax/grass tree that shed leaves everywhere, but they are they type that don’t break down so not even the green waste place will accept them, and it was getting so big it was unmanageable.  We’ve also gotten rid of about four trailer loads of grass and weeds.  We’ve started planting – so far lettuce, beetroot, basil, garlic, parsley, blueberries and strawberries.  Hopefully more to come!

The plan is to eventually fully utilize our nearly quarter acre block to provide as much of the food as possible to feed our family — ethically, sustainably and (obviously) locally.

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