The New Home Economics

Introducing: the garden calendar

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Now that I’ve been writing this blog for three years (exactly three years!), I find myself frequently going back to check when, for example, the raspberry harvest started last year or the year before. I like to plan my vacations around raspberry season, but I also get really impatient waiting for the first tomatoes, etc.

This year I’m going to try multiple plantings of greens and carrots in my stock tank gardens. In order to do it right (as I learned from Winter Harvest Handbook), I need to pay close attention to planting and harvesting dates.  Hence, the calendar is born!

It’s all very lofty and non-specific right now, but as the year goes on I’ll fill in specific dates for everything that goes on in the garden — from the first strawberry to the first cabbage worm to the first tomato to the first frost.  It will hopefully be Aldo Leopold-esque, but specific to edible gardening.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

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