Monday, March 18, 2013

Although It Didn't Seem Right ...

... I did it anyway.

Despite the blowing snow we were experiencing on Saturday, I set our little indoor green house up in our mud room and planted seeds for our garden starts.  Last night when the wind was howling and the temps were dropping to 3 degrees Fahrenheit, it was hard to believe that within 8 weeks, Lord willing, we will begin putting in our summer garden.
Last year we planted a 30' x 70' vegetable garden.  This year we are excitedly planning to expand that by another 60' x 140' for a corn patch and potato patch.  Our starts include jalapenos, 3 varieties of bell pepper, 6 varieties of tomato, broccoli, green cabbage, and 3 varieties of cauliflower.  I also started cilantro, parsley and chives to indoor pots adding to my year round herb collection.  In addition to the above we plan to grow pumpkins, red & yellow onions, spinach, lettuce, carrots, Swiss chard, beets, English peas, cucumber, yellow squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, sugar baby watermelons, strawberries and numerous outdoor herbs.
We've also been researching the cold hardiness of various varieties of fruit trees thus, hoping to see the beginnings of an orchard this year.
Where are you in your garden planning?


  1. Waiting to see if our rotor tiller will be We've had a garden for the last couple year and I love it! Homemade spaghetti sause, yum yum. We also have blueberry bushes, strawberry patch, grapevine and one lone apple tree. My hubby and I are hoping to eventually add more apple trees and any other fruit trees that can grow in our region. Rich Blessings!

  2. We have a green house. We will begin our seedlings this week. We'll be planting several kinds of tomatoes, green peppers, jalapenos, banana peppers, okra, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, beans, peas, and I may regret this but rhubarb too. We may do corn and we didn't have any luck with our potatoes (brown and yams) last year so we haven't decided about those. We already have an orchard and hoping this is the year we reap from that. We have a couple different apple trees, plum trees, raspberries, blackberries, currants, and we did plant our asparagus in the orchard so we don't have to worry about tilling around it. Oh and pumpkins and watermelons too. Our garden/orchard is about 5000 sq ft but with many hands, make it light work :)


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