I was raised in the country and our family had a large garden every summer. My grandparents had an actual farm (we rented our fields out) and had animals, alfalfa fields, and a much larger garden than ours. Lately I’ve been feeling the pull to grow foods again, but being in town with a shady back yard just isn’t readily conducive to a kitchen garden. The wheels are turning in my head as to how to go about sneaking things in among the flowers. The problem? I’m still developing a green thumb and we have squirrels and chipmunks which work against me as well as a rabbit for whom I have to spray most of my flowers.
My husband is a bit frightened by the list of things I’m thinking about putting in the ground. The kids have asked questions about pioneer days and I have visions of miniature sunflowers, potatoes, peas, carrots, lettuce and corn. I’ve been doing some research on when to plant what and how to harvest and roast those sunflower seeds. Honestly, I’d like to try peanuts as well and am hoping to talk my dear husband into planting an apple tree. This is all really ambitious and is still in the planning stage. We’ll see what actually goes in the ground and then what will come up.
This girl left the country, but the country is still trying to surface.