I have everything just about ready for my garden this year. The first thing I had to do is get permission from out landlord. Do you have any idea how hard it is to live my homesteading and self sufficient life when I rent?? Someday...a little plot of land to call my own will be here. :)
Once we had her permission to put some raised beds in the back yard I got busy. Well, hubby and the teen boys got busy hehe. I supervised. We already had one bed built using Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening method. We made 5 more beds 4ftx4ft for a total of 6 beds and a total of 96 square feet of growing room. It's not a lot but with this type of gardening you plant much closer than in row gardens.
I don't know if you remember but the one bed we had we planted an experimental winter garden as our area rarely sees more than 1 or 2 frosts a year. Nothing really made it except the two hybrid tomatoes I planted. We had a few tomatoes over the winter but nothing to write home about. Right now though, they both have quite a few fruits growing on them and it's just now April! Nice to have such an early start and harvest.
I started most of my seeds in Feb and have them in the greenhouse growing their little hearts out. I started more than what I would need in case some didn't make, thank goodness I did that because of the 'Greenhouse Fiasco of 2013' in which the wind picked up and blew the greenhouse over and destroyed about 3/4 of my seedlings. I still have more than I will use but I was going to sell the rest of those buggers.
Anyway, here is my video of my second tour. I was playing with some editing software and had fun with that but I definitely need more practice. Please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can get updates. Also, please like us at https://www.facebook.com/ThePreppingPrincess.