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Next year when I garden…

At this time of year, I tend to look around at my yard and ponder what I will do differently (and what I will do the same). Tell me I’m not the only one!

Next year, I will plant purple hyacinths around my mailbox because that works out fabulously every single year.

I will not let those healthy-looking squash vines (that sprout from seeds in the compost ) take over my gardening space. They are all promise, with their big leaves and deep yellow flowers, but the flowers never produce anything because the seeds are apparently from a hybrid vegetable.

I will plant more hyacinths around the swingset and on my deck.

I will remember to water the flowers in my shed’s windowbox.

I will plant two tomatoes plants in the corner of my yard instead of just one, because I’ve discovered that the plant will grow up through the wire fencing, thus eliminating the need for tomato stakes.

I will grow basil again because it’s super easy and because fresh basil is super tasty.

I will start my tomato plants earlier and work a little harder at digging up and enriching the soil around them so that they will produce more.

I will let my kids plant more of their own seeds because Joshua’s thrill over eating his own carrot and Lisey’s joy at seeing her forget-me-nots bloom is just too good.

I also have big plans to actually plant the flower seeds that I bought…I know I have an unopened package of zinnia flowers (which should still be good next spring) and I think they’d be beautiful in my little bed by the shed door.

Ooh, and I’m also going to plant more spinach next spring. I tried that for the first time this year and it did really well in my backyard.

What about you? Do you tend to have grand garden aspirations in the fall?

Today’s 365 post: She doesn’t usually take naps

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Tuesday 18th of October 2011

As always, my plans for more roses in my garden has me wondering how to incorporate yet another planting bed into the yard. I've seen lots of new climbers that I'd like to try, but I've run out of arbors/trellises to grow them on. Maybe a fence......... If anyone grows roses, or has attempted to grow them with no luck, take a look at this easy organic way to care for them, that makes things alot easier. visit:

Vicky Kelly

Monday 4th of October 2010

The pumpkin plants that grew from seed in my compost actually were producing little pumpkins until some nasty buggies got in there & infested :-( Amazing plants which illustrated how wonderful compost really is to grow things with. Next year I'd like to get ahold of the seeds you use for those pretty flowers that grow up around your deck & mailbox. There was a post not long ago about them :-)


Wednesday 29th of September 2010

hehe...we are actually getting ready to start the garden now in south Florida :) I am using my amazon g/c (from swagbucks and fedex rewards) to get myself an earthbox this year. Tomato plants are hard for me for some reason so I'm trying it in an earthbox this year. Lettuce in the green wheelbarrow thing again. Basil, etc., in the ground as the containers get dried out way too quick and die off (but I HATE the dirt on the underside of the leaves which is WHY I like the container...) The jalepeno plant is still spitting out the HOT peppers one year later ... keep wanting to rip it out and then when I go to do it there are flowers & peppers ready to be picked ... amazing!


Wednesday 29th of September 2010

I know what you mean! I've been doing our garden for 4 years now, and I always try to make the next year's garden better. I also thought you might want to try planting spinach this fall. You can start planting it now according to my gardening sheet. Enjoy!


Wednesday 29th of September 2010

Ooh, good to know! I have some spinach seeds here that I can use. Sweet.

Molly Clay

Wednesday 29th of September 2010

I don't have a green thumb but I'm working on that. Planted, that is my husband planted for me, tomato plants, flat-leaf parsley, thyme, oregano, and basil. Basil, eaten by something, didn't do well while the parsley took off. Still getting tomatoes from the two plants and there are more green ones on the stems. My husband fishes and he put in fish heads in my little patch of garden. Thinking that the tomatoes and the parsley loved that!

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