It’s almost that time of year again! The time of year when I pull out my charts and my spread sheets and my saved seeds and begin to plan our garden.
This is my third year gardening and I can say that I’ve never done the same thing twice…kind of like homeschooling! Ha!
This year I actually have a garden budget and I plan to finally use the square foot garden method. I will be utilizing two 4’x8′ beds and one 4’x6′ bed. The 4’x6′ bed will be nothing but strawberries. I plan to preserve 75% of my strawberries in the form of syrup and preserves. We go through about a jar of organic strawberry spread per week at about $4/jar. My entire bed of strawberries will only end up costing me about $10, so even if I only get three jars of preserves, it will still be worth it to me; but I’m planning for a lot more than that!
In my other two beds will be the following:
sugar snap peas
I will also be growing potatoes and carrots in five gallon buckets and I have a blackberry bush and rosemary bush in other areas of my garden. I’m so excited to start taking my weekly pictures again. I’m hoping to keep a better record of my successes and losses this year.
Right now, Josh and the boys are out back building the chicken coop. I imagine once it’s built, it won’t be long until we pick up our chickens. I’ll post pictures when they’re finished.
Just a few steps closer to our little urban homestead.