|Last year's giant pumpkin|
Here's what I got:
Seeds (tried to get organic and/or heirloom):
- butternut squash
- black beauty squash (zucchini)
- brussels sprouts
- marigolds (for pest control)
- cornflowers (for beauty)
Plants (just bought the smallest amounts at the best prices they had):
- 25 asparagus roots
- 10 russet potato tubers
- 10 shallot sets
- 300 onion sets (100 each of red, white, and yellow, to split with my neighbor)
- 25 plant markers
- 2 Tunl Covers (to extend the growing season)
I can't wait to start the broccoli and brussels sprouts in my garage! My dad got me a lighted tray and it is so great for starting seeds indoors. Last year I successfully started over 20 tomato plants inside. This year I'm going to try making my own individual containers out of newspaper, as shown in this video, so I can plant the whole thing directly into the ground.
That is not all I'm growing this year! I already had quite a few seeds:
- green beans
Another exciting new addition is apple trees! I am planning to order 2 trees through our county's natural resource something-or-other. We have a terrible time growing trees out here, but I'm hoping that since our county is selling these, they'll have a fighting chance. I'm planning to get a Lodi tree and a Golden Delicious tree. Wish me luck, because I'll need it!
Tell me about your garden plans for 2011! Are you trying anything new? What's your favorite thing to grow?