Planning 2017’s Garden, Part 2

My garden plans have progressed a little since last week. I’ve picked a good place for a garden with an abundance of sunshine, and I started to clear it from unwanted vegetation.

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The fence was covered by a thick layer of ivy. To utilize the space, and the sunshine, I had to take it all down. There’s still some more leveling that needs to be done before I can put in garden beds. This year they will be of a more permanent kind, made of wood. thequeensgarden-1The garden beds for my annual vegetables are going to be on the left side, then a green house, and a tool shed to the right (grey rectangle.) The whole area is going to be fenced in. The little tree between the greenhouse and the garden beds is a young nectarine tree that someone already planted there. Of course I’m keeping the nectarine tree.

My container garden is going to be along another fence line, slightly in front of the toolshed. (Container Garden: 6 Olive Trees, 4 Fig Trees, 1 Nectarine Tree, 1 White Peach Tree, 4 Elberta Peach Trees, 1 Pomegranate Tree, 1 Sweet Cherry Tree, 1 Wild Plum Tree, a bunch of 1-2 year old apple and pear trees of unknown variety.)

Within two weeks I’m going to start seedlings inside, and in the beginning of April I’m hoping to have the garden beds in place, and everything in the ground. The green house, and the toolshed will be a project for later this summer. I have an idea of what I want to grow in my garden beds (heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, corn, pumpkins, watermelons, zucchini, Sweet Bell Peppers, Jalapeno hot peppers, baby spinache, strawberries, blueberries, basil, cilantro, oregano, rosemary,) but I haven’t figured out exactly how I’m going to organize the crops. The whole garden area has sunshine all day long. (I live in USDA plant hardiness zone 9.)

Are you in the middle of planning a garden of your own? What are you growing in your garden? How do you go around planning what to grow where?  I’d love to hear about it!

I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

Yours,

Maria

16 thoughts on “Planning 2017’s Garden, Part 2

    • Tack. Det finns gott om plats där jag bor, men familjen som äger marken planerar att flytta inom några månader, så jag har hyrt plats på ett annat ställe. För säkerhets skull. Hayley gillar den “nya” husvagnen. Hoppas du har det bra. Kram

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  1. Nothing better than forward planning 😊 I’m in two minds about making our garden animal friendly (keeping it scruffy) or planting plants/flowers that the animals will probably eat 😕
    Think I’ll go for hardy non animal eating shrubs 😊

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  2. This just fills my heart with joy! I am city centre with a small balcony just now and only here for 4 more months so no gardening chez moi but reading about yours is scratching the itch nicely!!! Have a wonderful joy and laughter filled week dear lady xx

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    • Thank you my friend! Your new temporary home looks lovely. I have a thing for old buildings (I’m not sure I would be brave enough to purchase one that I am responsible for..lol. but renting is perfect. I believe I told you about the old mansion in Sweden that I rented a section off?)

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  3. Our snow is finally melting away enough to see the ruins of last year’s garden patch. We have started a lot of seeds indoors and will begin clearing the garden area when it gets above freezing for a few days in a row. We have had a lot of success growing our plants in straw bales. Our garden is about the size of yours but we’re at 6,000 feet so have a shorter growing season than many. Good luck, Maria!

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