April 28th, 2014
Gardens are a beautiful thing. Growing your own food can cut down on your grocery bill and help you make healthier choices for meals and snacks. But if you’ve never been in charge of a garden from start to finish, it can be daunting. What do I plant when? What do I do besides hoe weeds and harvest? And the biggest one, where on earth can I put a garden when my house sits on ¾ of an acre and the hubby has adamantly refused to let me have anything other than planter boxes of herbs in the back yard?
There are a lot of choices and a lot to learn. “Square Foot Gardening,” container gardening, vertical gardening, hydroponics, aquaponics, vermiculture, permaculture, organic growing – it’s enough to make your head spin. Thank goodness the library offers programs and books on so many of these topics! Now if I can just convince the hubby that some of those hanging baskets should be filled with grape tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes instead of flowers…
What will you be growing this season?