Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Victory Garden


So, spring is coming, and I want to plant a garden. I like the idea of calling it a victory garden, cuz that just makes it sound so much cooler. Big problem, though, I have no idea how to grow plants. I don't know what to plant, where to plant it, when to plant it, how to grow it... I don't know ANYTHING. We had a garden a few times growing up and you'd think I'd have learned from all the hours of weeding, watering, and protecting the seedlings from the chickens. (They got all our good stuff and we were left with zucchini. Lots and lots of zucchini.) What do I do? Anyone know anything about growing a garden? James and I have discussed buying earth boxes, since we don't have a yard to speak of. But heyond that, all I know how to do is stick seeds in the ground and hope. There's more to it than that, isn't there?

5 comments:

Heidi said...

Let me know what you find out - because I would love a garden this year too...

Tracie said...

I wouldn't know how to help. I'm notoriously awful with plants and such. The only time a plant bloomed under my care was when I was hoping it would die.

I would also love to have a garden someday. I think I'd start with some herbs because they're supposed to be easy to grow and don't require much room.

David said...

You said you're growing in special boxes? Then you should read Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. We read that recently and it has a really easy method for growing a good amount of food in a small space. We're going to try his method this year because it sounds EASY. You should also google your state's universities with words like gardening or vegetables or something. They should give you information about the best planting dates for each crop. Oregon State University has a lot of helpful information for the various climates in the area. But I would imagine growing in Utah takes is a special case, so look for info specific to your area!

Contact Chauncey or Melanie West said...

I grew up growing gardens too, but, have no idea how to do it myself! Awful.....I thinkk it would be fun though. good luck!

Buffy said...

Oh, Victory Garden, that is awesome. Now I have to find a metal plauque I can buy and put on a post near the aforementioned garden. I am determined to make my garden work this year too. It will be my third attempt and this time I am going to make it work by golly. We did 4 different types of tomatoes, one yellow squash and one cucumber. I'll let you know how it turns out.