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Garden Phase 2

I now have peppers, carrots and watermelon in the ground in addition to zucchini and green beans. That’s all I’m going to plant this year since it’s my first garden and I don’t want to get in over my head. I may buy some tomato plants, but that would be the absolute last thing.

I have really enjoyed planting my garden. I like my kids seeing where food comes from and getting their hands dirty helping me plant the seeds. I also feel like I’m making myself less dependent on Big Ag and becoming part of the local food movement. The more I read about how food is produced in this country, the more determined I am to eat locally and to grow at least part of my own food. I want to get back to the days when neighbors shared the overflow from their gardens and people were more in touch with the earth and each other.

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This little corner will be home to peppers, carrots and hopefully some watermelons! The black patches are where I dug out the red Georgia clay and filled in the space with potting soil. Wish me luck in my gardening adventure!

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