But for now, I wanted to share my grand plan for the garden layout. Let me just start this by saying - I really have no idea what I'm doing. I've done (and am still doing) a bunch of research, trying to learn about each kind of plant and its needs and spacing and stuff like that. But I'm so open to suggestion and tips - so bring 'em on!! :)
Here's what I whipped up the other day:
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Sadly, you see "sweet potatoes" have been crossed off my list. :( I don't think Michigan is an ideal place for growing sweet potatoes. As much as I friggin love them. From what I'm reading online, they need a long, warm growing season - which we don't really have. I'm gonna talk to a few actual people though - at the greenhouses and such - and see what their experience is with them. Maybe I can still do them. We'll see.
That big blank space in the back on the right is still open. Jon thinks we should just plant more tomatoes. I kinda agree. We eat the crap out of tomatoes in the summer. And I really want to learn to can this year - so tomatoes would be a good (easy!) option for that last space.
I'm so excited about all of this. Pretty soon, I'll get to show you this!!:
Ok, maybe not quite. After all this prep and time and $$$, I'm just hoping I don't mess the whole thing up. Haha! A couple months of solid, healthy veggie production...heck, how 'bout just not killing all my plants before they produce....that's all I'm hoping for. :) I think I can do it.
What about you? How does your garden grow? Are you planning it out yet?