My 2011 garden

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.
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    Bless you for being a good gardener. I am totally not an outdoors person and could not care less about doing some gardening. I leave that up to my husband. He likes to grow some herbs, swiss chard, snow peas and garlic. I wish he was more into flowers which is what I would like. What should be a flower bed behind my house has been overtaken by wild herbs that apparently keep the bugs away. What am I supposed to do with tons of 'mint' leaves? My mother had always loved working her vegetable and flower gardens but I guess I did not inherit that gift from her. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2513 days ago
    It sounds great!
    I'm going to be starting a new photo challenge in a week or two on the Home and Garden DIY board, asking people to blog pictures of their garden. I look forward to seeing yours!
    2518 days ago
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