Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An update, Part IV - Preparations for Danger Zone II

4. Preparations for Danger Zone II. David and I are already preparing for our second summer of gardening...I mean farming (sorry David). We have just obtained our plot and are brainstorming about what to grow and when to start planting. We bought a gardening book so we could read up on some pointers, and have made some preliminary decisions about getting Danger Zone II up and running...

1. We are renting a tiller to till the soil properly before we plant anything.
2. We are going to buy seedlings this year to get everything growing a little faster. We will get some seedlings from the Wine and Herb Fest in May, and some we will buy from Lowe's. I think this will work well for things like tomatoes and cucumbers.
3. In addition to the herbs we will get from W&H, we are thinking of growing brussels sprouts, swiss chard, peas, green beans, pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, and zucchini. Post other suggestions below! I also want to grow a pumpkin too.

Two of David's friends got the plot next to ours, so it should be a fun summer of growing. I can't wait to get started!

1 comment:

jane said...

Hooray for updates!