Hootenanny Homestead

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Garlic and Onions!

I have to say that so far I have failed at growing onions.  Year one I tried growing onions from seeds.  That just didn’t work out so well, I don’t know that I even got any to germinate.  Year two I decided I would take my luck with the little seed onions.  I planted them in the spring and some stalks shot up, but something happened.  They all seemed to suddenly die.  But now it is time for another crack at this one.
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A Homestead Update: The Garden is Planted

We seem to be truly out of winter now.  Well, to start out we didn’t really have much of a winter this year, to begin with.   It seems that we just had a cool period around these parts.  I think we had one or two legitimately cold snaps, but not so much with true winter.  In fact, I just had to pull the kale that I planted in October out to make room to plant other seeds.   We have moved past our average last frost and we have even hit the folk wisdom of “Don’t plant until after Good Friday”.
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Winter Time is Garden Planning Time

I’ve been looking back at how the garden went last year and making the appropriate plans for this year.  As you may have seen in some of the older posts I’ve expanded out my garden space and just this week I’ve finished making raised beds for the new expansion.  While I still need to fill these new beds, there is something nice about walking through the garden and not having a big empty area.
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