winter garden planning

garden plotting. a girl couldn’t be more excited.

last year was driveway garden, making the most of minimal sun-kissed spaces on my property.

this year? wow. amazing potential. my list for the backyard…

san marzano tomatoes
yellow jelly bean (grape) tomatoes
serrano pepper
red, yellow, and orange bell peppers
chili pepper (haven’t determined what kind this time…)
zucchini
cucumber
red, WW sweet onions
shallots
garlic
green onions
parsnips
sweet potatoes
variety lettuce
leeks
peas
green beans
corn
thyme / tarragon / basil / sage
kiwi trees
apple trees

in my front yard, i already have blueberries, strawberries, rosemary, parsley, lavender, chives, pineapple sage, lavender thyme and lemon balm in the edibles.

i have a lovely shaded corner where the future chickens could reside (i’m thinking 2011 though, chickies…) thanks to removing an old dog enclosure, and will be expanding my compost pile to a larger, divided one, where it is a natural wooden box-like structure where once one gets full, it can cook it up while the second one begins.

so now that i have my layout, getting my schedule together is next…because amazing as it is, february is right around the corner which means PEAS. the drying branches of last year’s felled holly tree will create the tepees for climbing vines, i can’t wait!

the big thing for me is to create a design that will be proper for edibles but where i can also incorporate the aesthetics of a beautiful garden, including flowers, seating, and a sense of sanctuary.

‘in the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.’ – margaret atwood

  One thought on “winter garden planning

  1. January 6, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Well that is enough to keep you busy for a day or two lol

    I wish I had more land to grow things but being that I can't change that, I love to hear about the plans of other people 🙂

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  2. January 6, 2010 at 5:58 am

    I love it! We were talking gardens the night before last – determining what worked and what didn't…would we like to try anything else???
    I'm trying to figure out a way to start trees here and transplant them when we move. I don't know though…
    ~Shelby

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