Saturday, February 23, 2008

She's in the Garden

Well I guess its the time of the year to get my behind in gear and start planting! I have longed for a garden for years now. Living in tiny spaces and jumping from place to place never allowed me the pleasure. We are currently renting a house that could use the addition to the yard.

When I was a kid I loved being in the garden. I loved to play with the worms and woodbugs. As I got older I started to actually plant things. I started with peas in a small planter box. Eventually I expanded my garden to include carrots, corn, and pumpkins. ** If you plan on planting pumpkins they will take over your entire yard hehe.

So now that we are in the position to plant a garden we thrilled! We tried planting some herbs on our window still last year but only the chives and chillies survived. This week I need to dig up the spot I want and get some good soil in there. Next weekend I plan to get planting!!

I noticed at the dollar store that they had gloves and tools and even fencing to put around the garden. I also need to get some seeds but I'm still deciding what to plant. Since we are newbies to this I'll probably stick to my usual. I'm definitely doing peas again! I would also like to do carrots and tomato's since I use so many cooking.

There are three amazing reasons to plant a garden:

1) It helps cut down on the food bill!!

2) It helps the environment!!

3) It gives you a great feeling to pluck your home grown food from the ground.

I can't wait to get started. This will be a project of love.

Anyone else planting a garden this year? Have any tips?

2 comments:

Canadian Saver said...

I'm eager to hear what you are planting... we always put up one too (my parents plant most of the main veggies, I just do herbs and what I call the "exotics", what doesn't go in an old-fashioned garden). We can't plant until late May-early June though in my part of Canada!!

Dolly Iris said...

I'll be posting about that soon! We are still deciding about most things but we have picked up a few things that need to be started indoors.