Well, I didn't do a lot of planting in April. I had gotten most of my spring stuff done in February and March and my summer stuff wasn't ready to plant until May, but I wanted to take part in the Urban Farm Challenge, so... I got this tiny little plot planted. :) I have never tried growing beans in the garden before. My only experience with growing beans is those weird experiments you do with your kids that usually end up a moldy mess. I plan on planting beans this year and lots of them, but most of them I was saving to plant in May. I went ahead and planted this little place and if it grows, I will have Scarlet Runner beans growing up my privacy fence. I really hope they grow! Not only can you eat Scarlet Runner Beans, but they provide red flowers that can attract hummingbirds. How fun! I planted these so when you look out our back windows, you can see them. So far, they have not sprouted, but I'm not giving up hope.
How am I doing with the rest of my homesteading goals? Well, I have come to the conclusion that I was trying to do too much to soon. I even gave myself tennis elbow making sourdough. lol!!! I am trying to rush myself. I need to learn to pace myself and take it one step at a time. So right now, I am concentrating on my gardens and learning about herbs. I am hoping to get some fruit trees and berry bushes, but that is still up in the air.