I am a planner. The last few months we have worked hard to plan our yard and garden. First, I hired a designer to draw up our landscape design.
I just loved the layout he came up with. (If you are in Utah County, Cory at In-Site Design Group was our great designer!) We had a landscaping company put in the rock wall, patio, and orchard. Now it is our turn to get the garden in. We have a huge garden space, it's about 30 X 60 feet. Last year, we just tossed everything in to see how it would do. This year we are doing it better, with a better plan. We drew up our plan using graph paper. We hope to do a digital plan sometime, but for now, this works.
Then, last week we started a bunch of seed. (Last year we bought and planted a lot of plant starts. It worked great, but it was a lot more expensive.) After only one week, we can see most of the plants starting to grow!
A month ago or so, my boys planted these seeds at cub scouts. Some tomatoes and flowers. They are doing really good now!
This year, we tilled our soil and added some fertilizer, so we are ready to go. I'm really excited about our little plants growing and so are my kids! It's been good for us to start from seeds to really see the whole process.
What are you growing this year?
Do you have any planning-your-garden tips for me that would make it easier next year?