Saturday, January 23, 2010

Soil Test Time?

It has been pretty hectic with new job, move, unpacking, getting settled in, finding our way around the new neighborhood, and all. I'm afraid the blog posts have been few and far between!

I didn't get any seed catalogs from seed companies this year -- I am sure they all went to the dead letter office since USPS only forwards first-class mail. But one of my farmgirl friends on Mary Jane's Farmgirl Connection heard my cry of distress and sent me an envelope full of her catalogs. I am in heaven right now, curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee and browsing all the wonderful vegetables, flowers and herbs and planning this year's garden.

The soil in Michigan is much different than Ohio's silty clay, I think. I am going to have to find out where to take soil samples in this county to get them analyzed. I wonder if the ground is too frozen right now to get a good soil sample? It is nice to sit here in the warm house and contemplate the question.

The former owners had a small garden that they seeded to grass two years ago, I can still see the outline where it was, and IT IS MUCH TOO SMALL. I will have to negotiate with DH for more space. There is also an acre at the back that they did not mow, perhaps I can find some space there for perennials like rhubarb and asparagus, and maybe even a small orchard.

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