"There is rhythm to being a farmgirl. It is the rhythm of working hard when there is work to be done. It is the rhythm of finding joy in the "doing" of the work. It is also the rhythm of slowing down to enjoy each moment."
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Weeeee-elllll, what can I say? Guess I'm really just a FarmGirl at heart, afterall! For the 2nd year in a row, my patio-grown veggie garden is a failure. Three years ago, I had delicious romaine lettuce ALL SUMMER, plenty of green beans, and small but plentiful patio tomatoes.
This year's line-up of failures:
There are two things that I think happened here. First, I didn't get enough fertilizer in the pots. Second, I know that when I had my bumper crops initially, I used the soil from Garden Supply Company that was specially made for self-watering containers, which is what these are. I didn't want to pay to ship that stuff the last couple of years, and I also wanted to use "organic soil," which you can buy at hardware stores now.
I have, to my GREAT disgust, learned that the famous brandname's "organic" potting soil is treated human manure. That sure isn't what I thought I was buying! So next year, my patio pots will have the soil I used the first time around, and plenty of fertilizer mixed in that.
♥Grow it yourself?
♥Make it in your kitchen using REAL FOOD (not processed food product)?
♥Make it with your own two hands instead of buying it at ***-Mart?
♥Do something with your way of life that's connected you back to this beautiful green earth (what's left of it, anyway!) that God has given us?
If so, you've got the Heart of a FarmGirl, whether you live in the country,
the city, or the suburbs!
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