This is my pie garden.
This is my pie garden full of dirt.
This is my pie garden with no ground cherry and garden huckleberry seeds planted. Just a little corner of mint that didn’t want to move out.
I do have a fence around it (just like I have for my herb garden) and a gate to keep out the chickens. But no seeds in the ground.
Seems everybody thought everybody else was planting the seeds this weekend. It was really disappointing when everybody else didn’t do that. I suppose I could just go plant them myself right now, but I actually don’t know where the seeds are. I could ask, but….
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
List of Excuses
I don’t know where the seeds are.
If I did know where the seeds are, I don’t know how deep they should be planted.
I milk a cow. Isn’t that enough?
I have to can.
I have to make cheese.
I need to paint the downstairs.
I need to sit in the creek with a glass of wine.
Whiny people aren’t allowed to plant stuff. There’s no whining in gardening!
I’m pretty sure that last one has me totally disqualified. Whew. Look how many excuses I had to make before I came up with the right one!
Well, shoot, look what I found.
And everybody else did do everything else–put up the fence, prepare the soil, pull out most of the mint. Are you going to do ANYTHING, Suzanne?! (I was going to bake the pies….!!)
So I planted them, not too deep, just brushed some soil over them. And I had to beat off the Crooked Little Hen with a broom when she came in before I could shut the gate. I spread the seeds randomly all around in there. Didn’t leave myself a path to harvest. I’ll probably be sorry about that later.
I’m sure the pies will make up for it.
Ground cherries and garden huckleberries are both sweet little fruits that can be used in all the same ways you’d use blackberries, blueberries, and other berries–for jams, jellies, pies, and more. Best of all, you can have a good harvest the first year–while you’re waiting for your other fruit trees and bushes to mature.
And look–original plan from last fall:
The herb garden and pie garden dream come true today: