I am determined to have a big vegetable & herb garden this year. Last year a combination of man & nature rooked me of my harvest. This year I am older & wiser :-)
I've learned that one should plant their gardens in the own back yard.....and believe the weatherman when he predicts a hard frost, even if it is Aug. I have an empty freezer and a stack of canning jars ready to go.
So, with much optimism I started a huge bunch of seeds yesterday afternoon. Basil, zucchini, asperagus, peppers (all kinds), cabbage, rosemary, thyme and broccoli. I also found some rhubarb starters (not the technical term, I'm sure). I figure our growing season is so short here anything I can do to get the upper hand will help.
I've also been scoping out my back yard for the best place for a big garden. Turns out the best asthetic place for a garden is not the best growing spot. In the photos, I'd like to put the garden on the right of the fence gate, but this area is shaded by a big oak tree. So, I am now considering putting the garden straight up from the garage. I know its still a little early, but I picked up a shovel, marking paint and some Round Up at Menards. I am ready to go.
Last year I did have a very sucessful herb/tomato garden on the side of my house. I plan on expanding that a few feet too. Can one ever have enough pesto? I'll move the tomatos to the back yard.
Next for consideration......flowers.