1. Jaclie, I just found this site and have to tell you, you’re wonderful! Always upbeat, growing your own food, and sharing the knowledge is fantastic. I have recently started a “homestead” in my 1-bedroom apartment- worm box, edible plants in containers, recycling instead of buying, and am eyeing an Ebay business for things I make. Also thinking of a small catfish set-up with 2 or 3 55gal. barrels in the corner of my kitchen.
    Well this reply is not really specific to this post, but I wanted you to know, your articles were an inspiration to start what I love, even if I can’t go full-scale yet.

    Thanks amillion, and keep up the good work!

  2. Jackie,

    Thanks for taking the time out of your busy days to share with us. I really enjoyed the sunset picture from your last post and this tour of your fine looking garden.

    I’m finally settling into my new place after a move and although I didn’t have a Spring garden I’m working on getting a Fall garden in. I have broccolli and cauliflower started, as well as lettuce ready to plant when the soil cools a little more. We’ve been having ninety-plus degree weather and no rain in my little corner of Central NC. I’m in zone 7 so I’m hoping to get this in and have fresh salads through December if I’m lucky.

    Unfortunately, when I was tilling up the ground for my Fall garden patch I found that the area had been used to dump spent coal, and possibly as a trash burning area. I’ve gotten all sorts of differing opinions on whether or not I should plant there. It is the best place to have the patch, so I was thinking about removing a foot of soil and eventually putting it under my shed when I build it. I have a source for dryed out horse manure to work into the hole (I’ve been assured Forefront wasn’t used on the hay). Do you think that is advisable, or should I just locate my shed on the affected area?

    Thanks again for all you do. I’m crossing my fingers for your harvest.

  3. I just really enjoyed that! We’re breaking new ground here in South Carolina this year. Just finally moved into our house–which is not all finished yet but now that we are here we can keep on working on it.
    The garden did ok–considering all we had to do and the poor soil–actually I don’t think you could even call this stuff soil–its sand over red clay mainly–I think of it more as ‘dirt’ than soil. Its so hot here still! I was hoping to have started my fall crops but when we were in the middle of moving my mom passed away up in Wisconsin and I guess I’m just behind on everything–but not too behind to catch some of it up.
    I can’t wait until our new place has bigger and better gardens but i know its going to take a long time to build up this dirt and tackle the weeds and such like here. –not to mention the tree roots. I’m really gardening on top of the dirt more than in it. so I have been trying to get more compost going and locate a source for manure since I don’t have any animals at present but my puppy and two small parrots.

    Well–anyhow I loved seeing your mature and beautiful garden–hope you get more warm and we get more cool!

  4. Jackie, it was so much fun to walk through your garden with you. My friends and I have been doing the same thing. My friends are most impressed this year with my winter beans, which seemed to thrive under the wet/cool and then the recent hot spell we’ve had. We were visiting some friends yesterday and we took a walk through their gardens; what looked best there were her goats, so it was fun this morning to walk through your gardens and then visit with your goats! To give you some idea of the summer we’ve had here in CT, until about a week ago we were still eating from the first Spring lettuce rows! In fact, a lot of my fall lettuce rows are now in–I don’t remember ever having the Spring lettuce “meet” my fall lettuce before! Thanks, as always, Jackie.

  5. Thanks for the peek at your gardens, it is all so beautiful. Here in WV I just picked the last batch of tomatoes for canning today, seems that is all we’ve got done for the last 2 weeks even in spite of that nasty blight. My tomato products have expanded far beyond the usual juice or plain tomatoes to even include enchilada sauce and tomato jam! Thanks to your inspiration, I feel I can have more fun and be very creative with my canning! I hope the weather holds out for your crop to mature well and thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  6. Great video Jackie. It does look like things are a bit chilly there! I hope all your crops mature and you are able to fill those jars and that cellar!

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