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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Garden Dreaming...

12:05 pm - 29 degrees - snowing and windy...

This time of year, what could be better than sitting in a comfy chair, warm and snug inside while it’s snowing outside and looking through new seed catalogs, dreaming and planning for the new season of growth?

I have started flipping through those shiny, colorful pages full of pictures of ripe fruit, veggies and herbs, and pouring over tiny type.  A new growing season is like a clean slate – the chance to start over... and it all starts with the seed catalogs!

Now that I have flipped through the catalogs and made my ‘Garden Wish List’, it is time to plan out the garden.  What grows best next to each other (aka Companion Planting)... how much do we really want to grow of that particular item... how much space will everything need... etc.

Our ‘Garden Wish List’ for this year:
Blueberries, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green Onions, Lettuce (several varieties), Parsley, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Red Onions, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Squash, Sweet Basil, Tomatoes, Walla Walla Onions, and Zucchini...at least that’s the list so far.

We are also looking at building a cattle panel greenhouse this year!  We would like a greenhouse and this is an inexpensive way to get one.  Here are some pictures of cattle panel greenhouses...

photo source: motherearthnews.com

photo source: peakprosperity.com

photo source: squarefoot.creatingforum.com

1 comment:

  1. I would love a greenhouse too! This one looks pretty awesome and I like that it is an inexpensive option.

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