Posts Tagged ‘planning a garden’

Gardening Disasters

We all make mistakes when gardening. This is how we learn and become better gardeners. It is great to learn from others mistakes so that we can make our own set of mistakes. Right? Using the garden planner, is a great tool to help you know how many plants will fit the the area you have and also send you reminders to plant those things. I LOVE using the garden planner because it helps me have a master plan so that I can make the most of the growing space I have. It can also help with the next years garden and show you where not to plant so that you can have proper rotation.

Happy Gardening!

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Bitter Sweet

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The view of our garden from the back door.

Some of you may have noticed that my articles have been far and few between lately. It is not that I have lost interest in the blog, but we have had a crazy summer. We decided to move homes. This has been a very bitter sweet thing for us. Leaving our home and our picture perfect garden was very hard to do. We left behind a vigorously growing garden with lots to harvest, knowing it was soon to be someone else’s harvest. The sweet part came when we knew we would be moving to a home with a much larger yard and space for a garden twice the size of our last one. The possibilities are endless for the garden in our new home. So moving and getting settled in our new home has taken quite a while and we are not yet all settled yet. Thank you for your patience.

One of the things I am excited about is that we will be starting our garden from scratch again. There is nothing but bare ground. I can now document everything we do to show how to start a garden from nothing and how wonderful it can turn out to be. I may even need to do a little container gardening in the mean time as this will be an amazing amount of work.

If you have not yet taken the plunge into growing your own food, don’t keep delaying! It is so gratifying and the rewards are endless. Just start this year by planning it out very carefully. If you need to build grow ¬†boxes or start improving your soil- do so now so you can be ready one spring arrives. Planning a garden means planning for a harvest.

Happy Gardening!

5 Things You Should Be Doing in the Garden Now

what are some things I should be doing in my garden right now to get a good harvest, how do i start my garden, what are some things to do in the garden, how do you grow the best garden, to do list for garden, important things in the garden, What should you be doing in your garden right now? There are many things you could be doing in your garden right now and really it depends on what your particular garden needs but here are a few ideas for you.

  1. Adding organic matter. I add organic matter AT LEAST twice a year. One is in the fall we grind up our leaves with the lawn mower and spread them all around the grow boxes after they are all cleaned out for the winter. Then we also add a nice thick layer of mulch around

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