What Time Is It? It’s Time For Gardening, Of Course!
Spring is the best time of the year for most. Trees turn green, beautiful flowers start popping up, and people begin planting their fruit and vegetable gardens.
Your garden can be any size or shape you decide to make it. You can make a raised bed garden, or even a container garden if your space is limited.
These work great on decks as well. Or, you may choose to go all out with a greenhouse.
Two of the biggest problems gardeners face are weed control and keeping your garden watered. As you can see in this photo, great care was taken to ensure no weeds grow and the plants are easily kept watered when rain is absent for several days. First, a weed barrier is laid and staked down, followed by irrigation pipes. Planting holes can be placed in any location desired. Grass has been planted between rows and is easily mowed. Both problems solved!
Like tomatoes? Be sure to plant plenty for those BLT’s!!! Cages can be built out of fencing and you’ll want them to be at least 6′ tall. Be sure to put a metal or wooden stake beside each plant and secure your stake to the fencing.
Then use metal “U” shaped stake to firmly secure your fencing to the ground. You can make ties out of an old sheet and use them to secure your plants to the stakes as well.
Ready for some Green Beans?
Whether you choose to plant pole beans or bush beans, you’re going to love the results. Especially if you enjoy canning. If you’re new to canning you can find a great “how to” video HERE.
When it comes time to snap those beans, just round up the kids and put them to work. I loved helping do this as a child but I loved eating the green beans more.
Lettuce take a look at these leaves of goodness.
Lettuce comes in many different varieties and you can easily grown any or all of them in your garden. Varieties include, Romaine, Butter, Baby Leaf, Green Leaf, Endive, Iceberg, and many more. Lettuce is great for salads, wraps, sandwiches, Tacos and many other things. (Don’t forget about that BLT)
Other popular fruits/vegetables to grow in your garden include potatoes, onions, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, corn, radishes, zucchini, squash, broccoli, and even watermelon.