I've decided it's time to get into preparing my victory garden. The garden has been derelict for a couple of years as my time was taken up surviving lung cancer and caring for my geriatric pooch with breast cancer. The pooch has passed on now and I need to develop a new focus or fall into a heap on the floor from despair.
So, I went seed shopping and bought a few things I have always wanted to grow.
Linum Usitatissimum (flax) for both the seed and the fibre... I doubt I'll be weaving linen, but there is a rigid heddle loom in the 'supply' room if I get the urge. Twin purpose, flaxseed for the diet and stalks for paper making... I do like to paint on handmade paper.
Gossypium herbaceum (cotton), again for papermaking primarily, but there is a spinning wheel (as well as a couple of looms) in the 'supply' room. I have also ordered some high bush blueberries from a local farm... might as well get some that do well with the area's hot dry summers and frosty winters.
That's it for now, anyone else have new garden plans for the coming Spring?