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Hello everyone,

This past week I have been outside trying hard to get some prep work done so that I could plant my garden. I still have to hire help or else I would not be able to plant a garden at all considering my neck still is in recovery. I tell everyone that I pray every day that that the next day when I awake I will be healed. One day……

 So, this year my mother bought some top soil to put into the garden. It needed some nutrients to help the soil as it has been years since she added anything. I a really looking forward to seeing how it impacts the vegetables.

In the front of our home I made a new flower bed and in it I planted flowers at the back of the bed and the rest….vegetables. Lettuce, kale, parsley, swiss chard and more. All I will have to do is walk outside, take two steps and poof….. I have everything I need to make a salad. Also it will give people something to think about as they drive by. FOOD and gardens do not need to be massive. Plant in small spaces and you still help the worlds food supply.

Below is a picture of PART of the garden. To the left there is more space that is ready for planting. I also made a bed for strawberries this year…with help of course. The boxes are to make some raised beds with the new soil I had delivered to top up the garden. My root vegetables keep having so many worms they wont grow. With the new soil in the raised beds from cardboard boxes they should grow very nicely. The cardboard boxes have twine around them several times so that they stay together. Then at the end of the year you cut the twine, release the soil and the cardboard becomes compost!

The other things you see behind the boxes are what I made out of old wood for my tomatoes. I have the plants under them and cover with plastic. Poor mans greenhouse. It worked very well last year! Also a tip for anyone out there who does not have a greenhouse; cut the top off big clear plastic bottles, then punch holes in the bottle use these to cover a plant to give it a greenhouse effect. When the plant is bigger take it off. By then it will be hotter summer times anyway and the plant loves it!

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