Monday, March 9, 2009

Garden mania sets in!

In the dark cold months of a New England winter, there is little to do except plan for next years garden. We have an extra bad case of garden fever this year, and since we have had varying levels of success with gardening over the last few years, we have decided to go all in (and turn it into a parking area if we fail again).

First we tested our soil. PH is just slightly alkaline, nitrogen is low, phosphorous is just right, and potash is non-existent.

Next we procured an enormous pile of seeds. All the usual stuff: tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, broccoli, peas, cucumbers, etc.

Next we plotted our garden. What will go where, in what quantities, paying attention to what was there last year. Drawing is to scale as this is a household with an engineer.

Now if only.....

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the garden. We have been feeling the same way. In fact after I posted about how nice the weather was here and we spent time out in the garden it snowed a lot on Monday. It seems like the only thing we can plan on doing well year after year is crookneck squash. Which I am not a huge fan of. Last year I would groan when I went out and more and more kept growing.