Hi all, joining in here with some serious spring fever. We are planning a large garden this summer. I am certain I will not fill the whole thing this year, but the ground will get tilled and fence in place anyhow. We always had a large garden (growing up in WI ). Dad's tomatoes were always OVER productive. I remember peppers, eggplant, asparagus and rhubarb growing as well. Since then I have only had smaller gardens. We have the big equipment, and I have two sets of mini hands to help out this year.
I hope to grow heirloom tomatoes (I LOVE brandywine tomatoes for eating raw) and little cherry tomatoes for the boys. I would also like to grow some for home made salsa. Any suggestions? Cucumbers, peppers, bush beans, zucchini and yellow squash will probably round out the rest of the veggies.
As far as herbs go, cilantro, basil will be planted.
I will add thyme and rosemary as perennials, along with some rhubarb and asparagus from the old family farm.
Very excited to put down some roots here!!
I planted 4 paw paw trees this past fall along with 3 figs that I hope will do well on their hillside. Below that a flat area that meets a rock wall will be perfect for strawberries in the future… once we get a chance to build mini hoop-house structures that will open like a grill top to keep chickens, dogs and other varmints out of it!
I am taking a bee keeping class right now and hope to add a couple of hives to the garden/orchard area NEXT summer!!
I just can't wait for all those spring smells!!