Friday, January 6, 2012

garden planning

In the (very) beginning stages of planning our garden for this year.  We learned a lot (and grew a lot!) last growing season, but of course still have a lot to learn. We are wanting to expand how many types of plants we are growing (I'm trying not to get over ambitious, as we are still very much novice gardeners), as well as trying to change over to growing from organic and Heirloom seeds, and using all organic soil, etc. The two catalogs we are looking through are Harris Seeds and Baker Creek.

We will use the same bed along the back of our house again this year, but will also be adding a lot of containers to the back deck. Been reading and studying through The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible, as well as my other gardening books I purchased last year. We are liking the Container Garden concept, as they are less permanent and can be moved, don't really have to worry about weeds, etc. Although if we ever have more room (and more sunlight, tons of trees in our backyard), this Square Foot Gardening method looks fabulous.


  1. Good luck. Gardening is SO trial and error. Mine gets bigger every year too, and I've been doing it for awhile now. Almost 14 years. Mine started out as a container garden, and just grew. Do you can/freeze anything? That also helps plan out your garden. I think you're doing a great thing. More people need to "grow" their own food to see how "real" food tastes!

  2. How exciting! I live in a townhouse so I dont have space to garden. I am not much of a green thumb anyway but the planning stage actually looks very fun!

    Hugs - Brandi