It all started here - a girl, a garden (a very small garden) and a brown thumb ...turned green.
Jon built this garden using a palate and some wood he found in the garage. It was the beginning of an era - and now here we are today ,almost 10 years later, with a garden thats probably 15x the size, 2 kids and 6 chickens. Looking back at this garden I almost laugh at it....
Our Mission Statement is; Everything Farm to table, all while looking good doing it.
Lets face it, FOOD IS LOVE! Most people gather around the kitchen and for us we try to make that experience even more organic in the sense of 'lets go pick what we are about to cook right now!'
The second garden was a 6x6ft garden bed that was JAMMED packed with veggies and herbs which was rotated seasonally to maximize growth and crop choices..... butttttt....... it still wasn't enough.
We also enjoy canning jars of homemade chili and spaghetti sauce (among others) after the season comes to an end. Typically we make a weekend out of it chopping, cooking, sterilizing, it's actually quite an art- all with cocktails a dinner party and football on!
Don't get me wrong we made a HUGE jump from the last garden (HUGE) but my passion for farm-to-table was growing like the burn of a fresh compost pile; I was HOT for an even bigger bed!
(Cue the "MUUUUHHHHAAAAAAA")
This year - 2020 we made the jump from a 6x6 for bed to a 24ft x 6ft bed...
That is 144 square feet of holy land to grow on!
I would have gone bigger but I had to leave some yard for the kids and chicks! LOL! We purchased our own electric tiller and had 2 yards of Dirt loading into it. We are going to let it settle for the winter and then this spring use our own compost, till it in, and BAM get to planting!
Which leads me to my next segment...
An interesting way to grow all year around....
In the dead of winter (here in pa) we can still grow all of our fresh herbs, flowers, and vegetables using a series of nutrients rich solutions & grow lighting
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Freshly Harvested Lettuce following a snow storm in 2021