Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Garden Planning Time

Today is the 30th of January. It is amazing that not only is 2007 over, but the first month of 2008 is about to expire. We have been having weird weather. They said the high was going to be in the mid 50's yesterday. All day long the wind was blowing like crazy. The temperature was right around 45. It was a cold 45 with the wind though. I did not realize that the high would occur as we were going to bed. When we went to bed it was 53 degrees. The wind whipped all evening, all night and is still blowing hard today. We went from 53 degrees last night to this mornings frigid temperatures. It was 13 degrees with a wind chill of -6. That was quite a drop. The sun is shining today though. We were supposed to get a bit of snow last night, but there was none. There is just a light brown expanse of dead grass.

We are pretty sure we will be moving, but we still plan on putting in a garden. We may get something out of it, and we may get everything out of it, or we may get nothing out of it. Someone will benefit from it though. I am trying to come up with a list of what I want in my garden. I want to cut back on how many tomatoes we do. I always end up with way too many tomatoes. What do you especially like in your gardens? Is there one item or variety that you will not do without? If so, let us know what it is and why you feel that way. I will share my list when I am done.

10 comments:

Lady_MSnow said...

No matter the size of the garden I have to have my tomatoes. :D

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

We would not do without spinach, tomatoes, green peppers or squash!

annie said...

Marci you said you had bacterial menangitis was it form home ground wheat I have just started doing that & now I am wondering

Kelli said...

I have never been able to grow tomatoes but I try every year. LOL Peppers always do well and I'm hoping to get some strawberries off my plants. Emily grew carrots, radishes and peas that were yummy.
Hugs,
Kelli

Ron and Ginny said...
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Marci said...

Annie, you can't get bacterial meningitis from home ground wheat. They never did figure out where I got mine for sure, but they eliminated our home and farm as the guys never got it. They think it has something to do with an infection in my teeth that I had been fighting for over 2 years. I was using herbs to fight it. It would go away and then come back. Freshly ground wheat is very good for you.

annie said...

Marci Thank you so much for answering me. My husband has been ill since Oct 17 with mold he picked up in our earth basement.The Naturalpath put him on Oil of Oregano 5 drops in a T orange juice & in 2 weeks he is almost totally well. But I was afraid my wheat might have something to do with it. Silly but farm life is all new to me at 62. Love in Our Lord ( the Betrothal was wonderful what precios children)

Heartathome said...

One of the things our family has enjoyed growing is cucumbers. We also plant a number of other things but find that the only way we can grow certain things in Florida is to have a winter garden. For instance, the squashes do better in the late summer (October down here) or early spring (late February or early March) but broccoli and lettuces will only thrive for us if we plant them in late October to early November. We've never had any success with carrots but radishes do okay.
I would have to say that the cucumbers (and tomatoes) are our favorites because we all like them and they grow so nice and big for us. :-)

VoiceInTheWilderness said...

We must have cucumbers! Positively, without a doubt the most looked-forward to veggie we grow. Every summer when the kids bite into the first cukes, they sigh, "Finally, it is summer..."

Sharri said...

OOooohhhhh I can't pick just one thing...
I would say, asparagus,cukes, and lettuce/spinach.
If I only had enough room to do a tiny garden--I'd try and squeeze all of those in! :0)