Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Garden Planning

It's time to start planning the garden! And that means that Spring is coming, which is exactly the kind of news I need to hear right about now.

Here is a sketch of our plans. We have 3 large raised garden beds and 5 small ones. We built them out of non-pressure-treated boards (don't want any chemicals leaking into the soil) over the past 3 summers. They've served us well, but will probably rot out soon. That will be a good chance to redesign the space, as their dimensions and placement could be better.

So, here's the list: cherry tomaotes, plum tomatoes, some kind of larger tomatoes (beefsteak?), spinach, lettuce, snap peas, english peas, strawberries, zucchini, carrots, eggplants, collard greens and various herbs. Oh, and weeds, of course. Can't avoid those.


ccr in MA said...

It sounds wonderful! I'm rather envious, as my previous gardening was at my previous job. I literally have no yard at home, so my gardening options are very limited. I will have to buy all my peas!

Mariuca said...

I tried couple of summers ago to plant tomatos. I got 1 (one) small cherry tomato! Of course I did not really put a lot of work into it, but still!
Each spring/summer I promise myself that I will try again, but then I never get around to it! Maybe I just need to deal with the idea that I just don't have a green thumb.
Good luck, maybe we can come and eat some of your delicious tomatos!

Traci said...

I'm glad to see there will still be peas. Fisher says thank you!