Planning the Vegetable Garden
It’s about that time! We’ll be planting in a few weeks, so I’m planning my little container boxes – thinking about what we want to plant this year and where. I just ordered seeds for dragon carrots and mexican sour gherkins.
Aren’t they cool varieties? Did you know that all carrots used to be purple like that? The orange ones are actually a biomodification (is that even a word?). And who doesn’t want to eat cucumbers that look like watermelons for Barbie? This will be the first year we’ve grown anything from seed, so it should be an interesting experiment! Wish us luck! (I ordered the seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, following suit of Gayla at You Grow Girl) Hooray for planting season!
On a side note, we were at a pet store the other day and they had baby chicks. My kids fell in love with them, and when Kate found out they were only $3, she decided that’s what she’s saving her money for. Uhm…great! You realize they grow into big chickens, right? We’ve been brainstorming ways to do it, but I just don’t know that we could fit a chicken coop anywhere. I also have some other burning qustions like, Do they smell? Do they make a lot of noise? Do they try to peck you when you take the eggs? These are things I don’t know about chickens. I also don’t know if it’s even legal in my city to raise chickens. I think it would be so cool to have fresh eggs everyday, but I’m not sure I’m ready for this type of a commitment. Anyone have any advice on raising chickens?