I planted Tomatoes, Peppers, Acorn and Butternut Squash, Sugar and Snap Peas, and Green Beans. Since there is still snow and ice on the ground and the ground is still frozen, I am starting them under my grow lights in my basement. I plan on starting more later this week. This should give me a full 1-2 months head start on the growing season. May 26th is the average last day of frost.
I spent a little time tonight putting some thoughts to images. I logged onto a couple sites (Bing and Google) to get recent images of our farm.
Below are several images that will help everyone understand the scope and size of the project I am working with on our farm. I am new at permaculture and new at growing most of the plants and trees I am planning on with my design. I am excited to share with everyone my experiences with what I learn and my failure and successes.
The following image outline our entire farm (160 acres) with the red lines and the highway at the bottom of the image.
This next image displays the location of our farmhouse (soon to be remodeled) and the location of the springs in the north valley of our farm:
The following photo shows three colors one the map.
The GREEN color is the location of the first year project – mostly fruit trees.
The BROWN color is the location of the existing conventional garden.
The RED color is the location of the 2nd year plantings. I hope to expand the fruit trees and black and raspberry bushes.
The BLUE color is where I predict the new pond will be located after we dam up the existing spring at the road crossing.