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Gardening after the virus 1

I’ve been sick. The covid-19 hit hard, but I refuse to let it fill an entire blog post, media is full of covid-19 content, so I’ll just stick to the plan I had with this blog and focus on the frugality – adding a prepper-like shine to it.

I wanted to have loads of flowers, and though I still do, I must admit, that Ive changed my perspective about it a bit. With the world going into a new depression after the virus and the different farm crisises all over the world, I’m worried about the food situation. Two months ago I grew food for fun, now it’s a matter of living and living well in a few months.

I wanted to focus on lettuce and spinach and other fast crops, but now I’ve exchanged seeds and I’m growing more beets, chard, beans of all sorts, more peas than planned, carrots, pumpkins, kale etc. I wanted to have rabbits for eating, but B said NO and didn’t seem interested in discussing the matter.

I’ve built a greenhouse from old plastic bags and twigs, and so far I only need it to stay whole for a month or so, and then the weather should be good enough.

Yup. It is ugly, but the fleece and the plastic (cut from the bottom of an old kids swimming pool) is there to protect from the cold during the night. It works SO well.

That’s it for now. More will come. Right now I need to go dig another bed and take away the grass and roots. It’s hard work, but I love the rewarding feeling I get when I see a new seed sprout and promise me a bit of food in the future.

Organisation

So… This is the truth; I’m a messy person, and chaos is my middle name. So when I cook… I usually open a new bag of rice or pasta and forget all about it till it falls from my overcrowded kitchen shelves.

B did the laundry today and we finally used up a large bottle of laundry detergent, so I grabbed a knife and cut it up. I know people recycle them using glitter and glue guns, but I don’t have any of those, and… This is a frugal home, right? I also kinda like the white and simple looks of it. Maybe I’ll write “look here for open bags first” on it eventually, but right now I just like how it freed a lot of space.

It’s the white thing on the right.
This holds 2 open bags of open pasta, 1 macaroni, 1 spaghetti 2 bags of rice and one with breadcrumbs.