Monday, January 30, 2012
Plan your garden.
We have a very small yard with the bulk of the back yard a large slope of rocks. This makes planning very tricky.
I was quite pleased that our initial planning involved almost everyone in the family.
So far we have two apple trees, a peach tree, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. Then we have the 2 veggie beds with tomatoes, lettuce, peas, carrots, broccoli, and a few more.
This year will totally be a learning experience. I can not find anywhere true growing days. I have found 123 days but I believe most of these are with highs of 40. Not anywhere warm enough for tomatoes.
I will never forget the year we planted a huge tomato bed when we lived in the mountains of Wyoming. The locals chuckled, and I could not figure why. Then when I had the most beautiful green tomatoes about 3 to 4 inches across it snowed over a foot. It never stopped snowing for 9 months.
I'm going for very short season tomatoes started early, and then put in the wall of waters. We'll see how that goes.