So this is the weekend! Time to plant our first garden. We had two cold nights the past two nights but the gardener told us to plant April 15th and the weather this weekend looks amazing so we’re going for it. Today we went and bought all the plants and these are the temporary plans. They seem to change hourly but this will give you a sense of where we’re headed:
The entire goal of this whole thing is to make really good salsa, tomato sandwiches, pesto, salads, tomato soup, zucchini bread, and jalapeño poppers. Hopefully, that’s just the beginning. For a total of $35 for all the plants I just don’t think you can beat that.
Our beds are 3×6 but Scott put a trim around the top and it’s taking up a few inches on each side so I treated it more like 2×6 in the plans if things look off a little to those trying to do the math. Since it’s raised beds and my first time, I just really didn’t want to squish anything. If I find things have extra room, I’ll know I can squeeze some more things in next year. Assuming of course that this is not a total fail!
Honestly, I could have easily done a 3rd bed. I was drawn to spinach, onions, more peppers and maybe even some corn. There was something captivating about ALL THE PLANTS at the farmer’s exchange that made you want to plant it all.
So, experts, before I plant, do you see any pitfalls in this plan?