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Friday, May 8, 2009

Farming: Too many plants!!!

We've started planting peppers & tomatoes out at the farm.
I have hundreds of plants left and hate to waste them, but we're running out of room.
I snapped a shot with my cell phone a couple of days ago. You can see our plot (the darker soil is our plot - it was recently tilled. The minivan is parked next to our plot, about in the middle), and it's almost full to capacity. Nate is standing toward the back of the plot.


We can purchase more room.
Do I want to?
Probably.
I still need to put in squash, melons, cucumbers, you know... all the summer crops.
Problem being....
I still have hundreds of tomato & pepper plants. I'm debating what to do. I can put them all in and then be completely overwhelmed with fruits in a couple months.
I had planned on doing farmer's market when I bought all my seeds last winter.
Then the farmer's market was full, and I realized that with three little boys I was probably nuts for thinking I could do market anyway!
However, there is another market in town that I may be able to sell at.
Or I could set up a self-serve stand at my house, perhaps in my driveway.
All of this sounds like a lot of work for one person to tackle... the harvesting, weeding, planting, then washing & selling the veggies, or processing them (freezing, canning), while taking care of little kids.
Yikes.
I can always give extras to family and friends.
Guess I'll just plant and leave it in God's hands.

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  2. I think you could do well by setting up some Sat. mornings to sell by your house. The kids could help you make signs for it. I bet they would love to help. I have about 1/4 of the garden left to plant in, so I'm not sure I'll have room now either. I think we should have just tilled the entire back yard..lol! ;-) I still have the pumpkin, cantaloupe, and squash seeds to plant.
    If I don't get enough produce from our garden, I will be willing to buy veggies from you.

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  3. I may need to buy some veggies from you!!!!! And if you end up having to get rid of a bunch let me know, my mom may want some. Shes a master gardener, and she lives for this stuff. It doesn't hurt that she lives on a couple acres out in the country ;)

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