I can’t be the only one dreaming about getting my hands into some warm soil this coming spring. Although there is still snow piled a foot high on my raised beds, I’m making plans to exercise my green thumb and start a few seedlings.
Since my gardening space is limited to four 4×12 plots and a few containers, I’m being very selective about what I plant this spring. I’ve made my list; have you?
I’m choosing from herbs and vegetables that are typically easier to grow and don’t need much maintenance. With a brand new baby to care for on top of my usual daily activities, I know gardening time is going to be limited.
Here’s my gardening list so far:
Spinach, Carrots, Beets, Red leaf lettuce, Radishes, Potatoes.
Bedding Plants (purchased):
Strawberries, Cherry Tomatoes (in pots), Tomatoes, Zucchini, Peppers.
Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Chives, Italian Parsley, Rosemary.
Returning from last year:
Lemon Balm, Lavender, Garlic, Rhubarb, Mint.
We’re also hoping to put in two pear trees, and perhaps a raspberry patch!
“Keep it simple. Less is best. A garden should be a happy place, a form of free therapy, not a headache.”
Remember, even if you don’t have a back yard, you can still grow your own indoor culinary herb garden.
Have children? I love these ideas from Simple Kids on how to create a child-friendly garden.
Who is excited for the upcoming gardening season?!
I’m the comments below, I’d love to hear your garden plans. Are you starting from scratch this year? Joining a community garden? What are some ‘must plant’ choices for you?