Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Planning the Garden

Not much stuff really going on here. All the babies, goats and horse, are doing fine. Jumping around and just enjoying life.  The weather has been just blah. Cloudy, rainy, and a little chilly.  Once again, nothing much to talk about. 

I am starting to figure out what I want in the garden this year. I think we have enough green beans to last us a while so, probably no beans to grow this year. Tomatoes, yes, we will be growing tomatoes. Corn too! We didn't get much of either one last year. Let me rephrase that, we didn't get ANY last year. The drought was not our friend. The deer weren't either. This year we have a plan to fence in the garden and if we have another drought, we have plans on ways to haul water to the garden.  Now we just need to figure out what we want to plant. 

I'm wanting something different. So far we have tomatoes and corn planned. I also want zucchini and maybe some butternut squash. But what else? Hmmmmmm.........Any ideas?  Just remember I have a picky husband when it comes to trying different veggies. 

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, planner.


Wendy said...

If you're not planting green beans, why not some dry beans? A little salad garden? Beets? Millet for the birds?

Unknown said...

I know the deer are worst of all, and your garden will need a fence, but, I'm with Wendy...salad garden and her other choices. However, it is left up to you and what works for you. I just want to see it grow and me crazy!
Wishing you a Lovely Wednesday.


Donna. W said...

Sweet potatoes are fun.

Sandy Livesay said...

How about broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, parsnips?

I'm with Donna, sweet potatoes.

It's hard when you have a picky family member.

Does he like watermelons?

Candy C. said...

If you guys eat bell peppers, I would plant those. They freeze well and you can use them all winter. Melons sound good to me and the sweet potatoes!! :)

Willow said...

Running beans and peas in a pod are fun and pretty to grow :)

Donna. W said...

In answer to your comment about the young Jersey, yes, Jerseys are different. Bonnie's calf is half-Jersey and I don't worry about her, but full-blooded Jerseys come in heat ridiculously early. I once had a neighbor's bull breed a six-month-old heifer and had the vet come and abort her

Peacemom said...

By mistake, I planted amaranth last year (it looked like pepper leaves when they were just shoots, oops). That grew to over 6 feet! It was fun to watch grow, the flower/seed pods are neat, very drappy. I dried them in the sunroom and they have been fun food for the chickens all winter. You can dry them and harvest the grains yourself, but mine never made it mature enough for the grains to be larger then a pin head, so not worth it. But, they were pretty and an adventure to grow and useful as chicken food, so I say if you've got some space, give them a go! ~Vonnie

The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

How about some sugar pumpkins and watermelon? There are always potato's too, and onions and garlic oh my! Have fun planning!!!