planning

So, I’ve been working on my garden plans for this year. The pine trees have been taken down in the front and we now have a great sunny space for the bees, vegetable garden, fruit trees, herbs, and all the other stuff I want to plant! I have a busy spring ahead of me. Once we have cleared all of the tree debris, I am going to start by throwing out a bunch of wildflower seeds. We got a huge amount of seeds for our wedding 2 years ago. So, hopefully some of them are still good. Then I need to make a path the where the garden is going to be, fence off the garden (we have a lot of deer) and build some raised beds. We are going to hit the local lumber mill and see what scraps they might have available for the raised beds. My old way of gardening was to just put stuff in the ground. But, this year, I would really like to become more aware of which plants are beneficial to others and which plant families go well together. I would like to learn to plant by the moon signs. I also want to learn more about soil composition, organic fertilizers and beneficial insects. I feel so far behind.

Anyway, I don’t know the design of the garden yet. I’m going to wait until we have all the lumber for the raised beds before planning where they go. But, here’s what I would like to plant. It’s very ambitious and I will probably cut back some, but here it is:

  • Provider Bush Bean
  • Frodhook Bush Lima Bean
  • Trionfo Pole Bean
  • Cannellini beans
  • Midnight Black Turtle Soup Bean
  • Tomatos -Cherokee Purple -matt’s Wild Cherry -Brandywine -Juliet -Striped German -Golden Sweet
  • Ithica Carrot
  • Double Standard Corn
  • Painted Mountain Corn
  • Diva Cucumber
  • Fairy Tale Eggplant
  • All Greens mix
  • Watercress
  • Toscano Kale
  • Envy Lettuce
  • Magenta Lettuce
  • Brightlights Chard
  • Athena Melon
  • Festival Watermalon
  • Sweetie Melon
  • Zephyr Squash
  • Buttercup Squash
  • Evergreen Winter Hardy Onion
  • Boldog Hungarian Spice Chiles
  • Rockstar Pumpkin
  • Tyee Spinach
  • Reverie Zucchini
  • along with some chives, basil, parsley, cilantro and other edible herbs and flowers

Wow!! What happened to just planting 10 things this year and starting out slowly??

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