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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Garden Plans

I think I finally have my garden all planned out for this year. Since this is my very first time at attempting a garden, I am quite nervous! I pretty much have no idea what I am doing, so I have been reading books on the subject, trying to talk to women who do have a garden, and perusing gardening posts from my bloggy friends.

Vegetables I decided to grow:
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • 'Royal Burgundy' Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes - probably a couple different kinds to make some pasta sauces
  • Pumpkins
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Lavender
I may be tempted to try a couple Strawberry plants as well, but I have not decided yet. :)

Now it is time to buy my seeds and plan my garden layout! I am chomping at the bit for winter to be over!
P.S. Any advice on creating raised beds vs. not? or Heirloom seeds vs. Hybrid?


Andrew said...

Your father-in-law might be able to help in the "Herbs" department. (ask him about that...)

Kayli said...

So I don't know much about gardening, but my Aunt is an expert! She does an entire garden plan for flowers, herbs & food every year. She has a huge notebook full of it. She really knows her stuff & her gardens always flourish. If you wanted to contact her, she is on facebook, her name is Dianne Benson. She's on my friends list & if you talk to her just let her know I sent you.

Emily said...

You are more ambitious than I :-)

Melissa said...

Melissa C. from FBJC does a lot of gardening. I know she would love to discuss it and give you advice.

Good luck! As I mentioned before, I'm looking forward to my gardening, but mine is of the flowering nature, not the edible stuff. . .

akr said...

I would talk to local people to find out what grows well in your area b/c each area's soil is different. I would also look at buying some of the herb plants already started b/c sometimes they are a little harder to grow on your own. I also grow those in a seperate area...especially the mint b/c it spreads like mad!

I love my garden...it is super fun to be able to eat from your own garden! I would also recommend doing cukes and winter squash! they are super easy and great to eat!

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