Thursday, June 30, 2011
I live in central Alberta, Canada, in Zone 4, so gradening is short-lived, but I love it. I spend all winter planning next year's garden, then prep as soon as I can. I organize when things need to be started indoors or planted outside, then make notes as to what worked or didn't. This year, I'm growing zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers and tomatoes in large pots, potatoes and dill and strawberries in my traditional garden, peas and beans along fences, then I set up two raised beds in my front yard for the rest of my veggies and some flowers. I'm growing carrots, swiss chard, butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, cauliflower, and beets, this year, following the principles of Square Foot Gardens. I also planted a few flowers, all grown from seed. I'm proud of myself for buying seeds and starting most indoors, this year. The only plants I bought were a couple of blueberry plants.