I did my chores in the morning early, and then spent the day studying, making notes, and sorting out seed packets.
By sorting, I mean...like types of vegetables, and when do they go in the ground. So now my seeds are in piles by month.
I also got a chance to see which seeds I still needed to buy. So today I went and found most of them. The only thing I can think of right now that I still need are collard greens. I still want some shallots and garlic, but I think that will be for this fall.
You see, one of the things I have been checking out is CSA's. A CSA stands for community supported agriculture.
In essence, people pay ahead of time for a fresh box of veggies/fruit/herbs/etc. a week for 20 weeks.
What I am doing now is gearing up to do that. Maybe. Building boxes, filling them with compost, fencing them off, and planting them. I want to make sure that I can fill a box with a variety of different things, for 20 weeks.
I would also like a greenhouse and some cold frames. Then I can plant all year long. I have to say I am obsessed!
Anyway...I figure that if I can show people I can garden, that maybe they will take a chance and subscribe for a box a week starting next year. That is why I want a road-side stand. Then people get to see what kind of gardener I am first.
Just an idea running around in my head. I have lots of those. Like all kinds of classes. Canning, gardening, sewing, cooking...and there could be other classes as well. I just need a space to give classes. I will figure this out.
Another idea running through my head is...I could use some donations. Like...pieces of wood, the smallest being like 4 foot long and 6 inches wide...sturdy enough to make beds out of. I need some glass windows or doors for cold frames. I need 4-5 foot tall fencing for the new beds I plan to build, to keep the rabbits out. I need a fairly large chipper so I can make compost and mulch. The list goes on and on.
I guess because the dream keeps evolving. It has sort of taken on a life of it's own. Maybe I have created a monster. A monster garden!
Like I have said...I just can't stop myself!