Thursday, August 21, 2008

2009 Vegetable garden plans

I'd like to plant a vegetable garden next year but need take into account my limitations. We have .13 acre of land that our little house sits on (and a shed, three vehicles, canoe, trailer, clothesline, picnic table, oh - and the motorcycles we hope to buy). Not only the land limitations though, but my gardening experience. I planted a flower garden the year after we moved into our home. And then I left it to the weeds. My hubby weeded it out every now and again, but it's pretty much overgrown now.

I like to think I'll be better at it when I'm more purposeful about gardening, and looking forward to the harvest, but knowing me I need to have as low-maintenance garden as possible.

On the other hand, I'd like to plant and harvest my favorite veggies! I think it'll be fun as long as I don't get overwhelmed with getting behind in the weeding and watering, etc.

Now that I'm in the backyard every morning hanging my clothes to dry, I think it'll be harder to forget about my precious garden, but who can tell?

So without further ado, I'll list the veggies I'd like to plant next year and then another day we can analyse what's realistic...

sugar peas
spaghetti squash
tomatoes (all kinds)
sweet potatoes
gourds (just for fun!)


Virginia said...

Hey! I'd highly recommend looking into "Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew. He takes alot of the grunt work out of gardening and maximizes the space you do have. It's how I'll be doing my garden next year. Your variety of veggies sounds yummy!

Take care,

MJ said...

thanks for the tip, I'll be on the lookout for it! We've been looking over our plot plan this weekend a lot! Where to fit everything! So fun to plan!