Leftover carrot in the garden from last season. #nofilter #garden #gardening

forgotten carrot

I was walking around my empty garden a few days ago and found a forgotten carrot that never finished growing. Walking around in the dirt again made me long for the last chance of frost so I can start planting again. When I went back inside I promptly took out my favorite gardening books and started refreshing myself on the subject. I’ve only been gardening for 4 years now and still have a lot to learn. I think a lot of my success’s with it have just been dumb luck. This year though I want to plan things out and not let it get to overgrown and messy.

First draft plans for the garden.

first of many plans 

I drew out a quick plan for the garden yesterday knowing that nothing about it will be final. I just realized I didn’t save a space for the Rainbow Chard seeds I ordered!  Also the butternut and delicata up in the top right of the garden…might not happen…or only one might happen. Will I have 4 eggplant plants growing? Time will tell.

Grown in my garden

grown in 2010 

I’m reminiscing about gardens past. 2009 the garden was 1/2 the size it is now. I grew A LOT of jalapeno’s!  2010 was my best garden ever. 2011 was the year I had a baby and not much happened. 2012 was the year our groundhog Theon decided to brave jumping the garden fence and ate all my broccoli. I made a lot of arugula and/or basil Pesto last year as well.

I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!

just a heads up that I plan on talking about gardening a lot this spring/summer. hope you all don’t mind! :) 

2 Comments on Garden

  1. Rachel
    February 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM (8 years ago)

    I am so excited to read about your gardening exploits! Your veggies looked so good last year and I loved reading all the yummy meals you made with them.

    Your mapped out veggie garden looks so inspiring! I’d love to read your thoughts on how to get started if you’ve never gardened before. How do you pick what to grow, where to get seeds, starting them from seeds versus buying plants, and is there a place to go to know what would do well in your area.

    Just to say that I am really excited to read about your gardening exploits!

  2. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    March 1, 2013 at 8:50 AM (8 years ago)

    I’m excited to garden again this year, too! We’re tearing up the whole backyard!


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