Sunday, February 20, 2011

Garden Planning

We are at a new house again this year so all of my hard work planning last year is pretty much useless now. So I am beginning again with plans for my new garden. We do not have a very big yard at all (it is so small we are actually planning on getting a manual push mower. I have been researching how to do a garden in a small area and I am pleased with all the possibilities for container gardening. I think I will be able to have quite a few vegetables. I am considering using grow bags because they are pretty cheap and apparently great for beginner gardeners.
Although I will do the standard carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, and herbs I want to try some new vegetables I have never tried before (either ate or grown).

Chard, Five Color Silverbeet

Cucumber, Poona Kheera

Lavender, English

Pea, Green Arrow Conv

I think some of these would be a lot of fun to try. However my list keeps getting longer and my yard is not growing at the same rate. I really only need a few seeds of each, not 250 or a pound of them. Soo, I am thinking about finding some other people who also want to try some vegetables and split the seeds.

Does anyone have any great ideas for gardening in a small place?


  1. I'm still working on my balcony plants! My cucumbers are failing and my peas are starting to as well. I was really surprised to find that my grocery store organic blueberries sprouted within 3 days of planting! I just took a few seeds from the best tasting blueberry and put it about 1/4 inch under the soil and viola! :) Pretty neat. I'm growing the swiss chard, peas, cucumbers, peppers, hot peppers, lettuce, and a few more that I can't think of but they are still in the seed starters! And tomorrow I'm planting all day long in some garage sale pots :) Also, tomorrow is a good day to plant with the full moon... let alone a super moon! Oh btw we should split our seeds :) I'm only growing organic and I have a bunch of seeds left over, send me your address!

  2. Wow, you sound like you have quite the set up! I wish I was at home right now so I could start our seedlings. We have not actually bought many seeds yet, and I feel so far behind. I have never really looked into it, do blueberries grow on bushes? I would love to split our seeds. Last year I felt like I had a never ending supply of green beans and tomatos and nothing else. My goal this year is to plant all organic. When I get back to Indiana I will send you a message to swap addresses and we can have more variety! LOVE IT!!!


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