My Garden Plan

I have been working up to this for awhile and decided to just put all of my thoughts down. While my husband and I love people and ministry opportunities we desperately need to recharge our batteries sometimes. We have found a few ways that we enjoy recharging. For me it is definitely gardening. Even though it is quiet time away from phones and computers I enjoy visiting with my neighbor who gardens as well. We have a vegetable garden, a water garden as well as a couple of flower gardens. My hope this year is that all of my gardens are even better (and more) than last year.

So this is the plan to get there:

Plant seeds to grow indoors

While I have bought some starter material from Spend Mart Wal Mart, I have also been perusing the internet to find inexpensive containers to start seeds. This site has a lot of great ideas for seed containers and this is a site linking to a really cool garden girl that I have started reading regularly. The other dilemma I have is not enough places to set up seed starting areas. I am contemplating clearing off a couple of shelves and buying some fluorescent lights like this guy.

· Get soil tested at Co-Op. There was a big write up in our local newspaper about the tests that the Co -Op offers as a free service.

Need to plant hostas in the shade around two of my trees. I plan on ordering them from Burpee and they will be delivered when time to plant.

Another favorite of mine is herb gardening. It is really easy as long as you have a good spot. Also, you have to keep in mind what herbs need space and which ones know their boundaries. Mint is especially bad about getting in the other herbs bubbles. We have to put him in a round pot every year so that he will mind his manners.

I would like to not only add to my herb collection but to dry them to use throughout the year.

My neighbor came over yesterday and she asked if I would like to share a truckload of dirt. That would probably be a really good thing too because dirt is expensive, especially good dirt. It would be really helpful to improve the quality of my soil. So one more point to add.

· Get better dirt!

I am sure that as the Spring keeps a comin' that I will be adding to this list but this is a great start for kicking off the planting season. Don't ya think. So what is your plan to beautify your outdoors as well as give you a recharge this Spring? I would love to know.


chona said...

I LOVE the photo with the flower garden in the old chairs! Is that in your garden?

Lady Why said...

We are having our first try at a garden this year! I'm excited but I have a notoriously black thumb so I'm trying to remain realistic. But, I'll never learn until I get out in the dirt and get busy!