Member profile for SolarBizzi
Gardening since 1972
My footprints began making tracks in my parents garden when I was a toddler. As I grew older, I learned to pull weeds and harvest. My favorites were the raspberries (eat 2, put 1 in bowl, eat 2), peas popped right from the pod, rhubarb and radishes.
When I wandered the property and hillsides, I was driven to take apart and study most any flower, leaf, and seed head I came across. I learned about poison ivy very early.
When grown, living away from home, I began developing my first gardens. My addiction was strong! Expanding beyond what I could turn over with a shovel. Canning vegetables followed my desire to put up fruits for storage.
Decades have passed and my husband has generously helped me with setting up raised beds, drip systems, deer fencing, gates, and clearing brush with the tractor.
The gardens are new to this property, and the last couple of years has been greatly challenged with hands watering, hungry deer, rattle snakes, black widow spiders, and loads of buried rocks!
It is coming together, and this 2012 season I expect more organization, routine watering, deer hedged by the 6 foot fencing, and timing.
Will report back as the weeks progress! Cheers! ~ Avis
Ravis Retreat Winthrop, WA
Heirloom plants were first iintroduced to our garden during 2011 growing season. The existing pictures are from that harvest.Growing season 2012 is expected to be more heirloom plants than the previous year, but I will not know until I talk with the local growers... » more
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