Monday, January 30, 2012

Garden planning

Garden planning by scatterville

Garden planning, a photo by scatterville on Flickr.
What do you do when your expecting 8 more inches of snow on top of your already over two feet of snow?

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.

1 comment:

flyingjen said...

I'm not sure how short your growing season is, but can you start your tomatoes inside to give them a good head start before it turns icky again? I do that in Denver because I can't plant them outside til mid May and even sometimes that is iffy. I try to have them all picked by mid Sept. And I watch the weather every night about then too.