9-11 anniversary and gardens-

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I was reflecting on the 6th months anniversary of 9-11 and planning my garden-potting up seedlings actually. I wonder if 9/11 has affected anyones gardening plans? I plan to make my garden A WHOLE LOT BIGGER also, I'm "splurging" on some seed-saving books and more heirloom, non-hybrid plants. This is something I have been interested in for a long time- now, I think is the time to do it. Just wondering if any of you are doing anything new and different this spring?

-- Kelly (homearts2002@yahoo.com), March 12, 2002


We have our property for sale----so this year we are going to do maga contanier gardening---incase I need to take it with me!

-- Sonda in Ks. (sgbruce@birch.net), March 12, 2002.

We are doing similar things. We are expanding our vegetable garden. Planning on buying a new bigger freezer. We are going to save our own seeds so are getting heirloom seeds. I experimented last fall on how to save tomato seeds so I feel confident about saving the heirloom seeds now. Hubby has decided to help with the vegetable garden so we can have a bigger one. We are going to heat our greenhouse next winter so we are prepared to grow things through the winter. We are finishing the repair work on the barn and getting the chicken yard set up so we will be able to have chickens. Even if we don't get them until next year, we plan to be ready to get them at any point if it becomes obvious we need to get them early. Our next door neighbor owns chickens so getting some on short notice won't be difficult. I got my spinning wheel this past winter so I could spin clothes if that became necessary. I guess, if anything, 911 made me think about things beyond stocking up the pantry and arranging for backup power which is what Y2k did. Now I'm thinking about being even more totally self-sufficient.

-- Colleen (pyramidgreatdanes@erols.com), March 12, 2002.

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