The tomatoes are up! Actually they are much bigger than this now, since I’ve had this post in my queue for over a week. Yeah, my bad. I’ve been so behind in posting lately, I probably could post 24 hours straight and still have a lot of catching up to do. You wouldn’t believe how many super cool “spring” photos and draft posts I have just sitting here in my draft folder. Hmmm, maybe I should put out a help wanted ad that says something like: “Wanted, full time blogger to share all that happens here at Little Homestead in the City. Can’t pay but willing to barter. 😉
On the gardening front
It’s that time of year again – it’s seed sowing and soil block makin’ time. We’ve been making soil block for over sheesh, 15 years now. It’s so easy to sow! We find that soil blocks really contribute to our successful succession turn around here at our intensive micro farm. Not to mention soil blockin’ is a good excuse to play in the dirt.
Come on raise your hands, how many of you are addicted to soil blocks. I have a problem is when I start making soil blocks I just can’t stop a few dozen turn into a couple hundred. So there, I’ve started now it’s your turn to share.
Here’s a previous entries on making an using soil blocks for your reading pleasure.
On the weather front
After a couple of exceptional warm and beautiful days, it’s raining again! What a blessing the rain is! We are in serious trouble, with water….
Now that LA’s mayor is talking about restrictions and rate hikes and our Governor declares drought emergency we are going to need all the rain we can get from now till July (end of our rainy season)
The LA Times also reported that we are rainfall is considerably behind normal (19″) and last years total of 13″. So far this rainy season we’ve gotten a measly 8″. That came as a shock to us because with the Fabulous February storms that dumped over 6″ of rain here on the urban homestead we thought that was sure to bump up our totals.
Anyhow, with the rainy weather, today was a good day to pack seeds – thanks to you who have placed your order.
Don’t forget if you need seeds for your garden this year, check out our new FreedomSeeds.org website featuring open pollinated, safe and secure seeds.
Also, it was an exceptional day for our social network FreedomGardens.org. We couldn’t help but keep checking in! It had it’s biggest member day to date – over 100 people signed up in less than a 12 hour period.
It was funny, because I put together the FG newsletter in the morning after feeding the animals and had to keep revising the numbers throughout the day till I was able send it out after dinner. I started with the blurb stating “FG tops 3,000 members” then 3025, 3050, 3080, 3100 and so on till 3,200
A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to your contribution to this site as we not only grow gardens but cultivate community.
Happy (almost) spring ya’ll, we look forward to another year growing along with you.