I’m getting ready to begin garden planning. Last year I got a late start, and I planted in pots. That worked well. I got a good yeild.
This year, however, I’m going to try hay/straw bales — like this
I’ve started to research which plants I want to grow, and decided to place seed order from Seeds of Change which has organic seeds, seedlings, and (yum) heirloom tomatoes.
Some of the things I’m going to plant his year include Asparagus, beans, carrots, cucumbers, green onions, peas, sweet peppers (red, purple, yellow, orange), pumpkins, squash, and tomatoes. I’m going to try a small strawberry patch as well and pick up a few blueberry bushes. We’ll have a bale for the herbs too…we use a lot of basil, oregano, and parsley in our cooking.
Gardening will also fit in with the Handwork section of my preschool curriculum that we are going to use with our daughter. I find it satisfying to cook/eat the things we’ve worked hard to grow ourselves, so gardening becomes a sort of medative for me. Especially since with hale/straw bale, there won’t be much weeding.