Sunday, April 11, 2010

Garden Planning

Spring is finally here in Massachusetts, and I have gardening on my mind. Last year we had a small garden, but this year I have bigger, better, plans!

I'm hoping to get my husband to work building me a nice big raised garden bed. We're planning to plant zucchini, summer squash, green peppers, jalapenos, tomatoes (2 kinds), cucumbers, green beans, and maybe some lettuce. We tried broccoli last year, but we never got any, so I think I'm going to skip it this year. In my window box, I'll be growing fresh herbs, and in the side yard I plan to grow strawberries. We also have a plum tree in our front yard.

I'm really looking forward to the savings we'll get on produce for the summer. Besides that, there is nothing like fresh veggies right from the garden!

So tell me gardeners, what will you be growing this year? Do you have any handy tips for a 2nd year gardener?


heather said...

im planting a garden in hopes i don't kill it! what am i planting, i should figure out eventually! I'm trying to think of what I use most so far I'm thinking: Peppers, onions, potatoes, summer/zucchini squash, tomatoes, maybe lettuce, herbs, and cukes. I think that's all...

Cupcake Mommie (Jessica) said...

I'm a second year gardener too. I just follow directions..that's all I know to do! I can't wait to see the results. Check out for some great planners.

Holly T. said...

I'm totally new to gardening. Our backyard is the size of postage stamp so I'm going to try my hand at a pot of cherry tomatoes, a pot of regular tomatoes, and a strawberry pot. However, given my track record with killing even the simplest pot of flowers, I don't hold out too much hope... :-)


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