For any gardening, whether that be flowers, shrubs, perennials, vegetables knowing your cities particular Hardiness/Climate Zone is important. This basically means how and what plants can adapt to your area; the plant must be able to tolerate the climate conditions where you live. The National Gardening Association has a map of the zones, plus it's a super helpful website to seek out for any questions or advice you may have regarding all gardening.
The nice thing about buying plants or seeds locally is most stores will only sell flower, shrubs, perennials and seeds that will thrive in your area! BUY LOCAL if possible!
A few weeks ago, I receive my April 2012 Country Living in the mail. And to my surprise, there was a whole section on Vegetable Garden Planning! YAY! So, I got busy and drew out my plan for my 2012 Vegetable Garden.
I'm quite the artist do you think? So, what does all this mumbo-jumbo mean? Basically it's what plants are being planted and where. Everything from Zucchini and strawberries to Yukon Gold potatoes will be growing on the Roberts vegetable farm this year!
Here are a few views of the garden. It still needs some nice top soil and some raised beds for the strawberries, potatoes and carrots---courtesy of the husband!
What happeninga this season in your garden? Any Ideas or thoughts? Next week we take a step into the class room for some Gardening 101. Hope you enjoy your Thursday. XO