Four foot icicles finally melted off of my house today and I was actually able to see grass for the first time in a while. Not for long though. Tomorrow’s forecast includes yet another 2-4 inches of snow.
That’s ok though. There may be snow on the ground outside, but inside my mind I am already in full on Spring mode.
Spring at our house doesn’t just mean warmer weather and green grass. It means it’s finally time for us to re-connect with God’s beautiful creation and get down and dirty digging in the ground and preparing for another season of fresh homegrown produce. It’s truly my favorite time of year!
This year we have plans to grow pretty much the same thing we did last year, except we aren’t growing cauliflower after our funky alien like experience last year. ::shudder::
We’re also adding more herbs, planting a few more berry bushes, and hopefully we can plant a few fruit trees. We have plenty of land, but some brush needs to be cleared to add more sunlight to the backyard. A couple of fruit trees will more than likely get planted in the front yard. I’m thinking apple and pear will go out front and peach and plum in the back. Sadly, it takes a while for fruit trees to start producing fruit, but it’s time to get them in the ground. We’ve been talking about it for years and could have already had established trees by now if we hadn’t procrastinated. Ah well. Such is life.
Last year we finally got our garden in a place where it’s as low maintenance as possible. We have nine raised beds and woodchips that we scored for free in between all of the beds. There are very little weeds with this method.
Without further adieu, here is our plan for our 2014 garden. It’s turning into quite a little homestead, which seriously makes me giddy!
tomatoes (I know. I know. It’s technically a fruit.)
blueberry (on the side of the house, not pictured)
apple- front yard
peach-back of property
plum-back of property
pear- front yard
lemongrass-to repel mosquitos
comfrey (back of propery, not pictured)
That pretty much wraps up our plans. I can hardly wait!
What are you growing this year? Anything new?