I'm excited about gardening this spring.
I've ordered my seeds and plan to start them indoors.
Here's what I have, so far:
Tumbling Tom Tomatoes
Patio Bell Peppers
Large Leaf Basil
Winterbor and Purple Kale
Here's my plan:
The biggest, sunniest plot is in the upper left corner of my diagram. That's where I'm going to plant Kale and Lettuce and Spinach.
The upper right corner and the west side of the house are shady areas, so I'll try some lettuce and spinach, but I won't expect much.
Basil will go in the window box off of our side porch and I've gotten types of tomatoes and peppers that will grow in containers, so that I can keep them on the sunny side porch and not have to worry about fencing them off to keep deer and bunnies away.
There's a plot that runs along the front of our house that I've edged and mulched. I think that I want to sprinkle some wildflower seeds and plant a few sunflowers in the corners.
Also, I'll try some of the Tumbling Tom cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets on the front porch. I'm hesitant to plant anything edible at the front of the house because it will all get covered in soot from the traffic and that grosses me out. But still, won't T H E S E be pretty in hanging baskets?
I feel so connected to and excited about this process. I just can't wait for it to get warm! My biggest challenge will be keeping deer and rabbits out of my plants. Do you have any strategies for keeping pests away?