Weeds, seeds and experimentation

July 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There’s some forceful and well-established grass monster in one of our plots. We’re afraid it might overtake or interrupt some of our seeds, but we’re trying to eradicate the weeds altogether. We’ll see.

We’ve decided this will be a year of experimentation, though we have faith we’ll have some crops to show for our efforts. As with any gardening (and in most areas of life), we’re dealing with many variables, including soil, sunlight, rainfall, tree cover, root systems and animal encroachment. I’m sure I’m forgetting some other factors. Certainly, we can both say it hasn’t been as simple as expected, and we’ve experienced some letdowns. But we shall overcome and try to have fun doing it. Full-time farming is not being romanticized in our house as once it was.

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