Planning the garden on the laptop 

Seed catalogs galore 

Our Tiny House will sit on the unofficially named Tiny Lane. There we will raise Tiny Goats and this year, have a Tiny Farm.

Unlike last year, we simply aren't ready to have multiple gardens full of organic produce and fruits. We will have to exchange the size of our 'salad bowl,' if you will, for something a bit more fitting for where we are in the move from Georgia to North Carolina. This minor setback (and I use the term setback very loosely) didn't mean we couldn't still have as much fun perusing through seed catalogues, mildly discussing exotic produce, and dreaming about the organic edibles we would one day enjoy from our own land.

So last week - at separate times, unfortunately - Crystal and I both spent time flipping page after page, comparing items from last in regards to growth success, growth potential, overall energy consumed to grow, and overall taste. With a wonderful cup of rasberry-peach tea on my desk in front of me I saw down and began with perhaps my favorite catalogue; Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

We still have a few seeds left from last year that are still quite viable including some cabbage, a bit of Carrot Chantenay Red Core, Lettuce Val d'Orges, and Cauliflower. While I had originally thought of giving them away in a contest, I have decided to save them and use them as a great way to begin some leafy greens anywhere I can find dirt worth sowing in.

Kay Stover
1/22/2011 9:15:32 AM

I have been organic and square foot garden for 50 years and this year I'm setting up a new Permaculture Garden using every inch of yard around my home. I have never been happy with the bug problem or the kitchen garden looking mostly bare in the winter. I'm really excited working up the new design and trying to fool the bugs, at least it is keeping me going during all this cold and SNOW. On my FB site is the old garden I have already changed the layout of the bones of the new garden, it was square foot for fruit now its all together. Now its all together, flowers, fruit, veg., herbs, birds, bees, etc.

1/21/2011 9:59:06 AM

@Carolyn - Absolutely doable. But doable on the scale of an acre or more? Probably not. I would have to think about it. Thank you for the practical idea though!

1/21/2011 9:57:36 AM

ps- they kept the row covers on for the entire season...

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