Weekend Coffee Share – Gardening Dreams

LSU Purple Fig

Can I offer you some hot coffee today? I’m definitely having another cup! It’s raining outside my window, and the air is fresh. It’s a welcome rain. We’ve had temperatures in the low 70’s this week. A sharp contrast from all the snow we had last week.

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

– Margaret Lee Runbeck

I have to say this – I feel great! I had a full night’s sleep, and I just feel good. I have been focusing on visualizing my goal of a homestead, and at the same time living in the moment here in the city. I feel that I’ve come to a good place.

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There is no way that I could have the huge garden I had last year, but I can have a small container garden. I have been growing microgreens inside for a while, and within the next couple weeks I’m going to plant cherry tomatoes outside. Since the space is very limited (in our backyard, ten minutes from Las Vegas strip,) I have to choose carefully, and not overdo it. (I often tend to do that, because I enjoy gardening so much. I have no problem caring for a 1-2 acres garden by myself.)

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I am planning to add some kitchen herbs later this spring. For fun I’m going to have some organic dwarf fruit trees, in containers. I actually ordered some this morning; pineapple, fig, and pomegranate. Pineapple is a wild card, I’ve never grown that! I eat a lot of pineapple in my fruit salad for breakfast, and thought it would be fun to try. This way I keep my homesteading dream alive, and enjoy some gardening, while my daughter attends a good school in the city. ..and hey, I can plant the trees on my property later on. That makes it extra fun, and worthwhile to take care of them. It’s not only my dream, my daughter loves growing fruit and vegetables as well.

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn

Both my daughter and I are very visual, and we’ve started to look at different housing alternatives for our future homestead. Mostly just for fun, but also to know a little bit about how much cash I should have saved up before going into the project full-time. Our property is a few hours away, and there’s nothing on it right now. The whole project is still years into the future, at least 2-3 years, maybe more. I actually don’t feel a rush to get there, I want it to succeed long-term, more than getting there fast. I love the job I have now, and I enjoy exploring Nevada and surrounding states on my free time. For the longest time the big change of moving from the countryside to the city, pushed me slightly of balance, but I can feel zen returning to my life. It’s a good feeling.

Would you like a refill on that coffee? Or maybe some tea? How is your week so far?

Have a fabulous weekend!

 

Love,

Ms Zen

29 Comments on “Weekend Coffee Share – Gardening Dreams

  1. Glad to see you are maximizing the potential of your available green space. It is raining here in Prescott, as well, and I am glad to see that the snowpack in the mountains is likely to be fairly intact, through April, so long as the daytime temperatures don’t exceed 70, in the highlands and 90, in the low deserts. All this moisture is a bounty for Lake Mead and for the forests.

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  2. Long term goals are good. In some ways I rushed into mine, but in other ways, it is also a long term project – it will be years before I am in it full time.

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    • There’s different ways to work towards them. It seems like you’re always striving for balance, I think that is a good recipe! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend Teent.

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  3. Hi Maria, I well recall your photos of your garden and horses in Northern Calif. and if I had to guess, I would bet on you settling down where the weather and soil were similar to N. CA. where you could share photos of your amazing harvests and horse back trips. Isn’t life an adventure? Always great to hear how you’re doing in LV.

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    • Life is an adventure! Yes, I enjoyed gardening in northern California a lot. It would be difficult to find soil as rich, and perfect for gardening as along the Sacramento River, but now when I know what’s possible, and how to amend the soil for a great harvest, I feel confident that as long as I have sunshine, and water, the results will be good. Thank you for your, as always, positive comment πŸ™‚ I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

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    • I do believe that container gardens are a sustainable way to garden for many people. Especially in areas where every drop of water is precious. Last year I made an experiment, and divided my garden in two parts, one traditional (still organic) in ground garden, and one part that only housed container plants. The in garden plants did yield a bigger harvest, but they also required more care.

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  4. It’s good to have dreams and goals, keeps us motivated πŸ™‚ I wish you luck with your container garden! I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well my dwarf trees and veggies grow in containers. Thanks for the coffee and have a great week!

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  5. I have to do container gardens here in the desert… interested in your micro greens!

    Glad all is well with you my friend! All is well with me and have been enjoying lots of hiking!

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  6. You said you have to be careful not to over do it. I have the same problem. Every year, I tell myself that I on;y have so much space, but I always end up buying more than I can plant. I guess I’ll be building another bed.

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