After a beautiful warm day that melted all the snow outside, I got really motivated to get planting! I’m in the Green group, and I can plant peas outside next week. So, I made my plan, wrote my list, and went shopping! I’m up to my ears in seeds and compost, and soon will be ready to head outside.
I’m planning on doing some “inter-cropping” by planting quick growing veggies where my tomatoes will grow. Radishes harvest in as few as 25 days, and beets take only 8 weeks. Since my beets will be planted 5 weeks before the tomatoes, they only have to share space for 3 weeks.
The other exciting innovation–I am planning to build a trellis out of cattle fencing. It will go up and over my 4×8 bed, lengthwise. By growing cucumbers and squash over the trellis, I hope to provide shade for cool-weather veggies like lettuce. We’ll see if it works!
I’m trying two new veggies this year–eggplant and kale. I think it’s fun to experiment with at least one new vegetable every season.Happy gardening!