Garden planning

Last year, I really slacked on the garden.  I guess I was just tired of doing it all myself and wanted to focus on other things in the warm weather.  I learned that having a not-so-great garden was just as much work as a full garden.  So, this year, I’m picking up the pace and even growing some new things, too.  I hope to encourage the kids to spend more time in the garden with me, and let them pick out some things they want to grow.

On the list to add to the garden this year is:

  • green beans
  • kale
  • cabbage
  • lettuce
  • arugula
  • spinach
  • malabar spinach
  • carrots
  • beets
  • burdock
  • tomatoes
  • broccoli
  • cucumbers
  • brussel sprouts
  • shelling peas
  • potatoes
  • butternut squash
  • crookneck squash
  • zucchini
  • garlic
  • popcorn
  • watermelon
  • jerusalem artichoke
  • herbs: basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, oregano,  thyme, dandelion
  • and lots more flowers and medicinal herbs.
I’m hoping to build a small green house for starting all these plants as well as a nice deep raised bed for the root veggies.

Have you ordered your seeds or planned your garden yet?  What are you going to be growing?

4 thoughts on “Garden planning

  1. We are planning:
    onions
    radishes
    maybe a few beets and turnips
    spinach
    lettuce
    braising greens (kale, mizuna, mustards, chard)
    tomatoes (lots)
    hot peppers
    small sweet peppers (I have little luck with full sized bells)
    cucumbers
    green beans
    summer squash
    maybe some melons

    I have also found that a poorly-maintained or smaller gardens are just as much work as the whole shebang. So why not dig in (literally!) and do it up right!

    I’ll get you some pottery pictures soon. Sorry for the delay!

  2. great minds think alike! i wrote a very similar post the day after this one, ha! i won’t post what i’m growing this year here because the list is rather lengthy but i’m excited to try out some new things and try out some new methods/planting times.

  3. I’m not sure how I came across your pages, but I love reading them and I find myself so envious of the life you are so very fortunate to live. One day, when I retire from the Army, I hope to find a simpler existence with my family. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us – bless you.
    Lieutenant Colonel Voyles

  4. We can come and help you in the garden…. Especially when it’s time to pick and eat from the garden! :) Come get the mower!

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