Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What to grow?

With March coming in days, we need to get moving. What to plant. We know we need to do some research and we have not. Feel free to shower us with knowledge if you have it. I can tell you we want to grow plants that produce fruits and vegetables, first. After that, well who knows. Not us...yet. We discussed the timing of different items. Found this link regarding planting seasons:
Also still searching for a fence solution. Keeping in mind that we have loads of deer, we would like it to be no less than six feet. We also cannot use any treated lumber for our planting beds. I liked this post from
Lots of thoughts. Hopefully something concrete by the end of this weekend.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Here we go.

Why Single Acre Farm? Well, because our plot, our spot of land here in NJ that encompasses our home, is a single acre. OK, technically it's 1.07 acres as Martine pointed out. It's usable area is less than an acre seeing as it has a house, a garage and lots of tree's making over half the property unable to support food growth. Nonetheless it's an acre and it's ours for now, hence the name. Our goal is to think about our acre and it's potential.
We will treat our land with respect. We will think sustainably.
We will make our space a part of us and us a living breathing part of the space. Oh yeah, lest I forget the MOST important thing, we want to have FUN!
You get the idea, so let's get going....