Now that it seems that our plans to stay here in Logan for another year have basically solidified (or pretty well near so), I have been taking stock of what’s to come—the changes coming at work, the things that will remain the same, and the exciting curve balls that may lie ahead.
But although I’m looking forward with some trepidation to the next year since it could bring just about anything, there is one thing I’m sure of—
I am SO ready to get going in our vegetable garden again.
On Sunday, Matt and I took a little walk around the plots, noting the dried stalks and deer-eaten leftover tomatoes and growing weeds. As we planned for the immediate work coming up, we also started planning out our plan of attack based on our successes and failures from last year.
The funny thing is, our successes last year are largely what will determine what we plant LESS of this year since we just couldn’t keep up with the massive amount of produce at the end of last summer.
We’ll plant all the usual of course—tomatoes (although far fewer than before), peppers (all kinds), corn, and carrots. We’ll do the watermelons again since we were delighted with their fruits last year, and we are excited that our strawberries are already showing great promise as the temperatures have been heating up to the 40’s on a regular basis.
We also want to try out cantaloupe again (which the frost killed off last year) and for sure find some seedling potatoes. We’ll see if we can actually get a decent amount of radishes this time around before all the earwigs eat them.
I’m a little nervous because the people who were over the community garden moved away halfway through the summer last year, and I don’t know their plans for the property this year.
I sure am praying that we’ll be able to go forward as we hope with our big plans (possibly because—let’s be honest—I don’t think I’m feeling up for another big disappointment anytime soon).
Are you thinking of doing a vegetable garden this year? If so, what will you plant? I’m still looking for ideas on how to fill about half a row…