Monday, January 16, 2012

Welcome to 2012

New year...etc...

....The first thing I thought I would mention is the fact I am using all non-GMO (genetically modified organisms). My veggies this year will be 100% natural, open pollinated plants from old heirloom varieties. I have a wonderful company I am buying from that only has heirloom non-GMO seeds. I want to get one thing straight though, I am not doing this to save the planet. To be quite honest, I am a selfish individual. I recycle because it keeps space out of my can I would have to pay for, I have a rain collection system to save money on the water bill, I compost to save money on buying compost in the stores, and I am raising only non-GMO plants because of flavor. Whatever the reason, I have some amazing plant types that on average, originated since the early 1800's. Most of my varieties are from 1820's Italy.

In order to help germinate these seeds, I have built a shelving system that can support linkable F22T5 florescent lights. I also purchased a mini greenhouse lean-to with plenty of space on the South side of the house for maximum sunlight. This should double as a cold frame as well as a place for my Ghost Pepper plants.

These veggies are open pollination and to keep up with the demand, I am going to be hosting some mason bees. This should provide the pollination I need to support my uppity-uppity veggies this year.

Aside from that...I'll be switching grade levels to teach and baby Jack is now 10 weeks away.

New updates though won't be happening for a few weeks. I just thought I would post an initial entry for 2012.