I absolutely love this time of the year! The time to plan, and soon plant, a garden. It’s exciting times!
The photo above is of my daughter, super proud over her zucchini’s, that she grew all by herself. We are mostly into growing food, a lot of food. This morning I wrote a list of the container garden we have now, and the annual garden I want to plant this year. It’s all based on what we enjoy eating. We are not vegetarians, but we eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, because we like it! This is the list I came up with.
6 Olive Trees
4 Fig trees (2 one year old + 2 three year olds.)
1 Nectarine Tree (1 year old.)
1 White Peach Tree (2-3 year old.)
4 Elberta Peach Trees (1 year old.)
1 Pomegranate tree (2-3 year old? Maybe get a couple more for better pollination?)
1 Sweet Cherry Tree (2-3 year old. Maybe get one other variety? Usually a good idea for better fruiting.)
1 Wild Plum Tree (BIG, and very beautiful.)
A bunch of 1-2 year old apple and pear trees of unknown variety.
Annual Vegetable Garden:
Cherry Tomatoes (LOTS, my daughter’s favorite vegetable..)
Corn (my daughter’s second favorite.)
Sweet Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Hot Peppers
Should I ad something to my annual garden? What did I forget? (We live in hardiness zone 9, with long hot summers.) I always love new ideas!!
I am going to make a garden at a new location. So I have to figure out what kind of garden beds I want to have. Something I’m planning on dedicating this weekend to. I’d love ideas about that as well. Last year I made garden beds out of old tires. It worked, but I might try something different this year. I want a bigger garden! I do like the ideas of garden beds, I feel that it makes me more in control. Bring it on! I want to hear all about your successful garden tips!