Monday, July 07, 2008

Garden Progress

It's hard for me to believe that July 4th has come and gone. That means that summer here starts it's long slow progression into fall. Is that a "glass half empty" way of looking at it? Yeah, kind of. But in reality I have to view the season that way because it is really time for me to get my franny in gear and start focusing on my fall crops. When planning a multi-season garden, you always have to look AHEAD as well as focusing on the present. It's only with careful planning that you can have a successful multi-season garden.

Here is what I am harvesting so far:
spinach (going to seed now, though.)

And that's about it so far. But it will get better. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green peppers, and tomatoes are all starting to grow beautifully. It's just a matter of time......

I am also renewing my pledge to be a more frugal shopper. With the baby coming, food and gas prices prices soaring, and tuition at my girlies school going WAY up, I have to try to save as much as possible. I plan on adding more frugal links to my blog and updating everyone on my progress. I used to be pretty good at this, but I am out of practice. Our family could use this help now more than ever....


a soldier's wife said...

I'm with you on being a more frugal shopper. With my 2 starting private school, one of those high school, I've really got to be a bit more respectful of our budget.
In fact, I think you've just inspired a blog post :)

KitKat said...

Ugh!! You have my sympathy for the private high school tuition! My oldest is only starting 4th grade this year and I already dread the private high school tuition. In our area, for one HS child it's currently almost twice what we pay for TWO kiddos in private grade school. I can hardly wait to see what it is in 5 years.

I have a blog post about my new frugal adventures coming up (hopefully) soon! I can't wait to see your post. :)