It's catalog mayhem around here. DH wants everything; so do I but I am the one that does the bulk of the work. I'm stay-at-home to 3 other adults due to chronic health problems. This week, I'm doing lots of couch time (flare-up) trying to plan the conversion to intensive and organic a la "biodynamic", an even more involved bit than square foot gardening. Maybe the meds are making me hallucinate that I can pull this off!
We had pretty bad two last summers with heat, bugs, disease, and critters eating anything surviving the former.
Google Maps has updated the aerials in our neighborhood to shots from mid October 2011. I can tell from the high details of where things are in the garden. Kinda spooky in the Big Brother way. But if I could print this out, enlarge and trace it, I'd have a PERFECT scale base plan of my garden! Sadly, I can see in this whole 30+ home neighborhood, only two other houses have even an attempt at a vegetable garden. 25% have swimming pools, something I didn't know.
I am such a scatter-brain; I'll blame the lack of oxygen to the brain right now and the meds. HOW do you choose what to do? Prioritize money and limited labor outlay? Organic spray schedules? Buy the fences to surround the garden or pay some husky teens to double dig and haul stuff around? argh.
Ya'll are so distracting me with thoughts of bananas, and even more tomatoes, and greenhouses. wo hoo!