January 23, 2013
I'm interested in mostly tomatoes, cukes, beans, carrots, herbs, berries, maybe try potatoes. Now that I have retired, I want to try my hand at canning, preserving, drying.
Descended from West Virginia farmers, I have a lot to live up to. Actual experience is in my teeny backyard, using mostly raised beds. I've tried out some fads, but usually return to the basics. I have just recently found the well-kept secret of companion gardening and rotating crops.
I'm excited to find your group! My immediate goal is to utilize the space I have available and to learn which seed and plants thrive in our area; but my BIG DREAM is to "move to the country" (wherever that is?) to be more self-sufficient.