I can’t believe the month is almost half gone. Winter has flown by and with Spring just days away I need to get my gardening act together. And speaking of gardening, the deadline for Grow Your Own is March 28. Just send me an email with all the pertinent details (your name, blog name, location, permalink to the post, 100×100 photo) and I’ll add you to the round-up. Posts should be from this month, just one post per blog, please.
We’re heading out of town to visit my parents for Spring Break, so I’ll be offline for several days, but when we get back I am going to get serious about the garden plan. We already know what we’re planting and have a vague idea of where it’s all going, we just need to prepare the beds and finish seed and plant acquisitions. Last summer was our first in this home, and we planted a container garden since we didn’t have garden beds prepared, but this year we are ready! So far we plan to have:
- blueberries, 3 bushes
- raspberries, 3 bushes
- basil, various types
- Italian parsley
- peppers, various types, both sweet and hot
- tomatoes, various types
I’m toying with planting some potatoes, perhaps Dutch Creamers because they are tasty in my favorite soup, ajiaco. I would love to plant an apple tree or two in the yard, such as Empire and Granny Smith, I just need to find some good specimens and figure out the best time to plant and where to put them. A bay laurel tree would be nice, too, if it will survive in this climate. More puzzles to figure out!
Happy Garden Planning!