Sunday, January 2, 2011
It's that time again. Time to dream of warmer weather and planning this years garden.
Every year I love to add a new veggie I would not usually grow.
Artichokes, they don't usually do very well in my area, but I'm going to give them a try anyway.
I have loved gardening since I was a child. My parents always had a small veggie and flower garden and I have continued that with my children and grand kids.
I have 10 acres to plant whatever I want. Not really, 7 of it is alfalfa / grass mix for livestock, 2 of it is the house, holding pens, sheds and a barn, leaving me with about 1 acre for flowers, trees and veggies.
The last few years I have only used 4 raised beds for veggies and spread perennial flowers, bushes and shrubs everywhere else.
I'm no expert in gardening, although I have been doing it for years, I've read several good books throughout the years, but I guess my mind just doesn't want to retain all that information. I have to go back to my books every year to help me decide how to lay out my raised beds for the season. I love watching everything grow.
Square Foot Gardening, they have a great book available and lots of information on their website. I have had a lot of success following their guidelines for raised bed design and planting.
Well, time to dream away in my gardening catalog!